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FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
a number two back to issue one: jobs. not happening. paul ryan making his case on the stump that america has hit a big butch and it ain't pretty. the man republican operatives have reportedly been urging romney to get out and get blasting is here and talking. wrong man paul ryan joining me from memphis, tennessee. what do you make of the latest numbers congressman? you have talked about weakness in the economy, but prior to the data today, congressman, we been seeing a pickup of consumer sentiment and obviously we see markets all over the map but what did this signal? >>guest: we have seen slow growth. now we see it is slower. a downward revision from 1.7 to 1.3 percent is a big drop. the drop in durable goods is enormous. this is not what a real recovery looks like. as you mentioned from the fay of businesses and manufacturers, they see more clouds ahead. it is because of the president's failed policies. mitt romney and i are preparing very specific pro growth solutions to get real growth in the economy. there is no reason why we cannot get the who growing at its potential and g
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
debates this coming weeks. vice presidential candidates are out on the trail. biden and paul ryan stumping in critical battleground states. chris wallace sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with congressman ryan. what he has to say about u.s. policies in the middle east, iran and the economy. >> jamie: plus we know that peanut allergies can be fatal in some cases, they can really make you sick. they are especially dangerous for children with peanut allergies. alarming information about why peanut allergies in kids are on the rise, sunday house calls coming up. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios tend to weigh less than those who don't. every room deserves to look us what our great.te color is? and every footstep should tell us we made the right decision. so when we can feel our way through the newest, softest, and most colorful options... ...across every possible price range... ...our budgets won't be pick
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
: remember when president obama said that americans cling to their guns and religion? well, paul ryan says he's proud to be a klinger. >> this catholic deer hunter is guilty as charged and i'm proud of that fact. that's what freedom is. >> dave: catholic deer hunter, vp nominee and why he says a second obama term makes him shudder. >> clayton: and then blaming the boss for stealing, one former tsa over revealing the real reason that he stole 1 million dollars worth of stuff from passengers. the shocking details straight ahead from the tsa. and it's sunday, "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> it is sunday, good sunday morning, how are you guys. >> clayton: the top of the morning to you. people on twitter this morning wanted to make today, national coffee day part deux. >> dave: every day is coffee day on the curvy couch. >> clayton: who makes these days up anyway. >> dave: dunkin' donuts wants to sell more coffee. we'll ask a question, do you find yourself neglecting your kids buried in the smart phone. i neglect pretty much everything. are kids getting more injured today because of th
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
campaign trail with paul ryan. >> this is a high stakes election. we will give the country a very clear choice. >> chris: and we sit down for an exclusive interview in which we discuss the economy, the new focus on national security and growing criticism of the romney campaign. paul ryan only on "fox news sunday." then, we will preview wednesday's first obama/romney debate and ask our sunday panel what each candidate needs to do to win the first face-off. and our power player of the week has spent almost half his life telling the inside story of how a president rose and fell from power. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. with just five weeks until election day and new polls showing president obama leading in key swing states, the presidential debates may be mitt romney's last best chance to turn this race around. and so we wanted to find out what the romney/ryan plan is when they face off against obama and biden. we caught up with running mate paul ryan saturday in new hampshire. before we sat down for an exclusive interview, we spoke briefl
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
presidential nominee paul ryan saying the g.o.p. ticket will come from behind to win. no surprises, senior advisor thinks otherwise. >> given that we're going to win this race. >> but you are not at this point ix are losing? >> we can debate polls. i can tell you this. the president is offering four more years of the same. he has been very good at distorting the issue and disguising the truth. he has been very good on distracting people. he is running on division, distraction on distortion to try to win an election by default. >> we have had a strategy that we executed from the beginning. we're ahead because the american people believe that this president has in his mind and in his heart the middle-class and how to build an economy that works for the middle-class in this country. that is fundamentally what looking for. >> chief political correspondent carl cameron is live in boston. paul ryan is playing the old expectation games on lower xfgss for governor romney but chris christie is calling the debate a game changer. i wonder who is right. >> reporter: you got surrogates talking
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
how they would pay for those. biden will debate paul ryan in danville, kentucky next thursday. bill: a former new york city mayor republican candidate rudy giuliani said the president, all he wants is bigger government. he had a consistent theme. government important, government has to help, government has to stimulate the private economy. every answer to every question by barack obama was more government. whether it was education, taxes, healthcare, green energy, more government, more government, more government. bill: the mayor says he praises governor romney for his performance. martha: they are paying attention in the key battleground state of ohio. this has been a tough territory ohio for the past couple weeks for mitt romney in the polls. some voters hit the local bars. their we action a bit split. watch. >> you have got four more years of obama or 8 years of romney. you can do four years fast. eight years is a long time. >> this is the first time they have seen them side by side and they are learning a lot here. i think romney exposed a lot of obama's weaknesses. and deficiencie
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 11:00am EDT
republicans seem to bant paul ryawant paul ryan for, but he's not. >> i heard you say no about the idea of tax simplification. why is that not a good thing? >> we're all basing this argument predicated on lower tax rates are going to stimulate things. companies are not using the industrial capacity they have now. they laid off workers because there's no demand. cut their taxes, it doesn't mean they're going to build another factory if people aren't buying their goods. it's lunacy to think this would fix the problem. it's not a tax problem. it's a job problem. >> look what happened in the '80s. even when nowhere cut the capital gains, investment went up. in the second quarter in this country, capital gains grew 0%. >> go ahead, mark. >> we've had a lost decade. a lot of that we did cut taxes and -- >> by the time bush put in his second round of tax cuts in 2003 through the end of his presidency, he created over 2 million jobs in this country. >> hold on, guys. trends over time, when you go back to 1983, you look at that long period of time where median income went up during the 1980
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
candidate paul ryan. >> we can either have a dynamic growing economy that produces opportunity or a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. stick with the failed policies of the last four years or next four >>> live from america's news headquarters, with the first debate only days away, candidates aren't letting their running mates doing the talking this weekend. vice president biden campaigning in florida blaming the deficit on the previous administration and paul ryan was in ohio. ryan, a hunting enthusist telling jerts governor romney would work to prevent anymore restrictions on hunting and general motors recalling thousands of vehicles sold in warm weather states, gm recalling some 40,000 vehicles. the recall only affects owners living in arizona, california, florida, nevada, texas, and arkansas and oklahoma. now back to "justice". egypt dot it now. i'm harris faulkner. now, back to "justice." >>> there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs. and that is by placing a clear red line on iran's nuclear weapons program. >> judge jeanine: prime minister netany
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, the strong sense of optimism from team romney. vice-presidential nominee, congressman paul ryan in an interesting brushed aside polls showing president obama leading in several key state telling anchor chris wallace, governor romney will win come november. and one of his most outspoken supporters, new jersey governor chris christie, also making a bold prediction that governor romney will do very well and his performance could change the whole race. here is governor christy from earlier today. >> he's going to come in wednesday night and have his vision for america and he's to contrast what his view is and the president's record is and the president's view for the future and the race will be turned upside down thursday morning. >> harris: we'll kick off our coverage with campaign carl cameron. and republicans are trying to draw a distinction betweening mr. obama and the republicans leading up to wednesday night. >> they have and mitt romney has been doing his level best to kind of lowering expectation. the enthusiasm from chris christie and paul ryan may be run counter to the candid
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
and paul ryan. this take on the romney ryan ticket. >> i like paul ryan. you were critical of this one point. when he said he was going to mix medicare you say he should have waited until after the election. >> i did suggest it. i think it would have been more appropriate to have waited but i like the energy he brings. i like a lot of things he is saying. he's smart, truly understands what is going on with the budgets and everything else. i think he is strongly in favor -- i know for a fact he is going to save medicare he is going to sahe other side is goio destroy it. knott not with big deductions medicare cannot exist with the other side in office: it will explode. $716 billion -- >> it was taken out of medicare. >> here's what i think you would do if you were debating president obama. i believe he is arrogant. i don't think he has ever taken a punch in his life. the biggest deal you and i talked about this before is tony rest tone the convicted felon had the biggest deal he did before he became president. >> if romney and ryan go into these debates and punch, i don't think -- i
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
debate. governor romney and his running mate paul ryan are holding a rally right now in the battleground state of virginia. we'll go there live in a moment. that's trace at begins on stage. today, the president was back on the campaign trail, too. he told a crowd in denver the guy he faced off against last night was not the real governor romney. >> he said that he doesn't even know that there is such laws that encourage outsourcing. he says that if it's true he must need a new account stand. [ laughter ] now, we know for sure it was not the real mitt romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant. >> the romney campaign fired back, quote: president obama offered no defense of his record and no vision for the future. president obama simply offered more false attacks and renewed his call for job-killing tax hikes. earlier today, the president's senior campaign advisor david axelrod said this about the debate. the president's never satisfied with his performance. he is always challenging himself. and he will review it if he wants to make changes in the next debate
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm EDT
, paul ryan, jumping all over that comment. >> this is deadly ernest. how they can justify -- how they can justify raising taxes to the middle class who has been buried the last four years -- how in lord's name, can they justify raiding their taxes with these tax cuts? >> vice-president biden just today said that the middle class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging, by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] of course, the middle clationz class has been buried, they are buried by regulations and buried by taxes and borrowing, they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> greta: so will the obama campaign take a political hit with that one, mr. speaker? it's dangerous to talk these days? >> look, it's pretty hard to take anything joe biden says seriously. but if you look at it from -- there are two parts to t. he admits that in the last four years, that's the obama years, the middle class has been buried. highest price of gasoline in the history. hits the m
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
, players and even congressman paul ryan frustrated >> did you guys watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. you know what? it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> gretchen: league officials did say the seahawks wide receiver should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch. >> brian: he pushed off. >> gretchen: mitt romney is campaigning in the state of ohio. he'll get a boost from jack nicholas at a reallily. -- rally. he's hoping to get a bounce from president olympic? >> if there is one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. [ laughter ] >> gretchen: romney speak yesterday at clinton's annual global conference. what he's alluding to is that over the last six months or so, bill clinton disagreed with president obama's main policies on the economy and taxes, and that could be seen as a help to mr. romney. >> brian: mitt romney is apparent and this is the story a
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
with politics and the vice president biden and republican vice presidential paul ryan b to talk in the important battleground state of ohio making his way here from a campaign vent in new hampshire today. busy weekend for the congressman, followed up by appearance tomorrow on fox news sunday with chris wallace. meantime, vice president biden attending an event in florida, talked about medicare, sailing that he and the president have strengthed the program and extended its life. >> arthel: as the campaigns crisscross key battleground states voter registration problems widening. questionable forms, eric shawn live in new york city with more. >> reporter: remember voter registration fraud was a huge scandal in tate. it helped lead to the demise of acorn. now suspected fraud has hit again this time connected to a republican connected-firm, 10 florida counties now reporting possible problems. the company strategic allied consulting was hired in five battleground states now fired by the republican national committee and several state parties after over 100 suspect signatures showed up in pal
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. you want more in paul ryan is back. not just in some hall way behind a stage. i'm talking in a chair. on this show. getting to the bottom of the issues at the top of the hour tomorrow. you saw how i shook the political world the last time i chatted and the nervous wave from mr. ryan. i have a feeling we will be at it again this time when we make history. ♪ why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. >>neil: more backlash after protests in greece and spain. my next guest says this will not be just there, if we do not start our own budget cuts. man say this could never, ever, ever happen here, we are too arrogant to think it can't. explain that. >>guest: we have a big problem coming up. we will see that problem hit us square in the face on january 1 when we are thrown into the fiscal abyss. the national association of manufacturers did a poll that asked small businesses and small manufacturers what their biggest concerns were. spending topped t
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
chris wallace on sunday when his guest is vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> we can either have a dynamic growing economy that produces opportunity or a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. stick with the failed policies of the last four years or next fourní egypt does not neat it now. i'm harris faulkner. now, back to "justice." >>> there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs. and that is by placing a clear red line on iran's nuclear weapons program. >> judge jeanine: prime minister netanyahu this week with a stern warning to prevent iran from getting a nuclear bomb. the white house later saying that president obama and the israeli prime minister spoke on the phone and that they were in complete agreement over iran. joining me now, former israeli ambassador to the united nations, dan gillerman. good evening. >> good evening, judge. good to be with you. >> good to have you, ambassador. you just heard the prime minister talk about a red line. is this issue of a red line as real as the prime minister has stated before the united nations? >> it is
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
warning including h.p. and intel. they see storm clouds. >> governor romney and paul ryan will be my special guest tonight at 9:00 p.m. i have forwarded money supply questions to hannity so he is covered. still think it is too late for romney to roar in wait until you hear about bundlers who are busted. 0t[h7♪ forz(power!) andiamo! andiamo! (let's go! let's go!) avanti! avanti! (keep going! keep going!) hahaha...hahahaha! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than christopher columbus with speedboats. that's happy! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. at red lobster. there's so many choices, the gues love it! [ male announcer ] don't miss endless shrimp. try as much as you like, anyway you like. like new teriyaki grilled shrimp for just $14.99! my name is gela trapp, and i sea food differently. >> conservatives are frustrated how long the president has been able to get appear with saying some of things that are not rue and not having to justify the reco
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in editor's note he believes paul ryan calls mitt romney something more dignified than "stench." both presidential candidates promise they will not increase taxes on the poor and middle class but will make a dent in the deficit. this evening we look at romney's plan which has been called mathematically by one group and the president and his campaign have been all over it. chief national correspondent jim angle gets out his calculator tonight. >> mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000. getting a tax break, $250,000 to multimillionaires. >> one might think from this obama ad governor romney is specifically proposing to raise middle class taxes by $2,000. but that's not true. in fact, he penaled just the opposite prompting one romney advisor to blast the notion. >> that is the biggest political lie i have ever seen in my academic career. it's not romney's plan to do that. there is nothing to suggest he would do that. pure fiction. >> $1.2 trillion in tax deductions are claimed every year. everything from home mortgage int
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
governor of massachusetts. >> gretchen: meanwhile congressman paul ryan was on the talk shows and he had this to say about polls and the state of the race. >> the question given all of that, why are you and mitt romney lotion . >> we'll give that. >> you are losing. >> we can debate polls, the president is offing four more of the same and distorting the issue and disguising the truth. and good at distracting. he can't run on hope and change and he's trying to win by default. mitt romney and i will give people choice. here is pro growth policy and increase more take home pay . and get people out of poverty in the middle class and get economic and job security. we'll show the country. here's what you need to do to tackle the problems. >> the fact that the message hasn't gotten through. is it your voters or the voters fault. >> it is not the voters's fault. the president is trying to cop fuse and distract people. in the end of the day, i just don't think it will work. >> steve: the president good at confusing the issue. we talk about the double standard with mape stream media and why they d
FOX News
Sep 29, 2012 10:30am EDT
trillion dollar monster. it's something republican vice-president nominee, paul ryan, is pitching. why did he end up ditching the president's own debt commission? it's something i asked him this week. >> well, you mentioned bowles simpson, sir, and you voted against that. >> i like that part of bowles simpson, but you talked a good game, but you don't deliver the goods. what do you-- >> no, here is what people do. if you don't like the plan that someone's put on the table. put your plan on the table and pass that budget through congress, and mitt romney offered a plan, president obama hasn't done any of that. he disavowed bowles simpson and offered all the it i haves -- alternative plans. the even bowles simpson, it didn't address the primary driver of our debt. health care programs. starting going bankrupt. i don't want a pass a bill to fix the fiscal crisis when i know it doesn't fix the fiscal crisis. >> neil: he's saying it didn't go far enough. charles payne, ben stein, dagen mcdowell and adam lashinsky and charlie gasperino. >> i think it was a good place to start, to ryan's
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 10:00pm EDT
obama hasn't introduced a budget in three years that a democrat would vote for, but paul ryan has. >> greta: if i were a republican right now, i'd be here in washington, saying where's the president? >> but paul ryan has produced budgets, and the democrats say these terrible draconian budgets -- under paul ryan's budget, spending goes up 3% a year, but doesn't go up 4.5% a year like obama wants. >> greta: but senator harry reid won't even put a budget on the floor. >> that's right. not a democratic senator for two years has voted for an obama budget. not one. >> greta: governor, as always, nice to see you, sir. >> thank you, greta. >> greta: coming up, andrew brightbart's final film is out. it's explosive. and also governor chris christie says the presidential election will be turned upside down. what will turn it upside down? governor christie will tell you straight ahead. [ male announcer ] there's a better way... v8 v-fusion. vegetable nutrition they need, fruit taste they love. could've had a v8... we can afford to take an extra trip this year. first boston... then san francis
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
in paul ryan's speech which as we saw led to the this explosion of fact-checking. bill: don't all politicians kind of take the truth and bend it a little bit, stretch it out for their own advantage? >> yes. that is an understatement. they do it all the time. everybody on all sides does it. and i think, you know, to a certain extent the romney campaign has to be a little careful not caught up in just being fact checkers, but at the same time calling the president out on his excesses. when he is say things about governor romney that aren't true. bill: rove takes it a step further because he writes about serial dishonesty. that is the phrase he uses in his piece. how do you think romney has responded to date? >> i think they have done a pretty good job. i think the campaign found that delicate balance calling president on things he said that might be exaggerating or misleading governor romney's record but not obsessing about it. i think particularly in the upcoming debates, governor romney himself, it is important that he call the president out if the president is misrepresenting his
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 1:00am EDT
mitt romney and paul ryan. >> to romney and ryan. >> to mitt romney and paul ryan. they have plans and ideas that i believe will work. >> greta: joining us our political panel, rick klein, michael crawley, and justin sink. rick? >> find me a voter for voted for mccain four years ago and now says obama. it's a small segment of the population. this is the kind of message. it's an invitation to the former obama voters, the one-time obama voters who may be supporting him right now, on the fence right now, to say join us on the other side, you don't have to hate the guy, that he's the wrong direction for the country, we're giving up on him, moving the other direction. it's a powerful message, something the romney campaign would have liked to tap into a few months ago. >> greta: michael? >> how are the people in the middle, willing to vote for either party, not strong partisan, how are they going to break at the end of the day? they could decide it. >> the romney party will break overwhelming against obama. if he hasn't closed the deal yet, they'll get the voters. the cautionary note in
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
it's the victims at a birthday party that outrages critics. paul ryan joined 30 house members calling for attorney general eric holder's resignation. martha: should eric holder resign u.s. attorney general because of all of this? one official at justice resigned and another retired in the wake of this scandal. another 14 officials may face disciplinary actions because of operation fast & furious. jay sekulow from the center for law and justice has behind this pursuit. for so long we heard about brian terry and we heard about the others in mexico who were also affected by operation fast & furious. now to hear these parents, to see the faces of these teenagers and to see the blood in the hallway on the ground and to know in some cases it has been traced back to these guns is heart wrenching. >> it many heart wrenching and the attorney general of the united states says i'm sorry i didn't know, therefore i'm not responsible. his inaction and lack of knowledge shows a fundamental flaw within the department of justice structure under eric holder. it's malfeasance. it's gross negligence and
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
debate between the respect and paul ryan. >> that's the one we all want to see. thank you so much. >> the president and mitt romney not veering from their messages and taking every chance they could to hit one another on the policies. >> i know that you and your running mate is saying that and it is popular thing to say but it is not the case. i got five boys and i am used to people saying something that is not always true but keeping on repeating it and hoping i will believe it. that's not the case. i will not reduce taxes paid by high income americans. >> the fact is, if you low are the rates the way you describe, governor, it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loop holes that only affect high income individuals to avoid raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> don't forget you put 90 billion, 50 yearrs worth of breaks in solar and wind to solyndra, and fis car and i have a friend who said you don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, this is not the kind of policy you want to have. >> bill clinton
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:48pm EDT
seen anything where paul ryan and barack obama agreed this what should happen. >> and very strange bedfellows, we have scott walker, famous for being tough on the union coming out in favor of the referee union. >> absolutely and wonderful field day for kar too oftenists. as new signals for referees who have replacements and let somebody else try it. great cartoon, no debate here. >> rick: is it political pandering, right before election day, a no-brainer cause? >> i never tend to know about sports so i don't want to give any analysis. >> rick: come on. >> let's pick up on that. because "time magazine" called the pander bowl. he never answers shouted questions. but there is something good that came out of it. we ought to consider replacement journalists. we get aj kers the three networks and let's get some replacements in there and see if they do any better. >> we have them there already and they are called blogers. >> you are seeing the power of social media. this was a tweet driven story. a twitter driven story. barack obama's tweet, scott walker's tweet. they chose one particular
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the contrast we're going to hear tomorrow. >> campaigning in iowa, running mate paul ryan asked about the confession that 47% who don't pay income taxes think government owes them. >> get them a job so they're good taxpayers. >> we don't want a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. we added 50 million people to food stamp rolls in the last four years because there is no opportunity, no economic growth. >> in the debate, romney is sure to be asked what is now shorthanded as his 47% remarks. he previewed his explanation to denver fox affiliate. >> i'm a president for 100% of the american people. that is the real percent people care about. not 99% versus 1%. not 47%. i'm president for 100% of the people and demonstrated that throughout my life. >> within hours of the vice president remark in the state of the middle class in four years, ryan took him to task. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, "buried." we agree. they're being buried by regulations, buried by taxes. buried by borrowing. they're being buried by the obama adm
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
. >> greta: another topic, full disclosure, congressman paul ryan, rhines priebus, chair of the rnc is coming up, steve hayes on the show, the executive produce of "hannity," we're all owners of one share in the green bay packers. let's talk about the green bay packers. that's full disclosure. >> i brought two props to set the stage for all of our viewers. a nice green bay helmet. >> greta: signed by? >> brett favre. and a football signed by bart starr. >> greta: that is ellis the elephant? >> it's calista's character, whose new book comes out monday, "land of the pilgrim's pride." we knew that ellis who believes in doing the right thing would want to stand with the packers. >> greta: it's amazing how it's enraged the nation. it's sort of fun to have a topic that we can all sort of debate, be debris about, that doesn't have the consequences of something like libya or egypt. >> first of all, anybody who watched this play last night, it was unbelievable. and to have the nfl today come back and pretend it was the right decision was more unbelievable. my son-in-law is the head of coach edu
FOX News
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am EDT
paul ryan has given romney the nickname stemp. stench. there was a conversation where he said stuff like, quote, steel stench i am having finger sandwiches and will text him later. a bunch of journalists ago at the present -- accepted it as fact. let's go live to the "red eye" media correspondent. >> i feel like he wasn't looking for bias. gavin, maddeau said he was super intelligent. >> actually she makes good points and she works hard. she doesn't have a family orchids. she is probably a work-aholic. she must be ignorant to be able to sit there with the smug face and pretend that she thinks he doesn't understand how flying works. that's what i mean about the liberals not googling it. has she even seen the video? did she just read it and assume -- i can't get how she could possibly believe that is true. and to make a mistake that stupid and then have the audacity to go -- after you -- so you would -- have you become a parity of yourself. >> i totally agree. >> but maybe mitt is on to something. it would be nice if you could crack an aircraft window. not all the way, just a crack. g
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president is he going to be? what are the choices i have? >> bret: president obama and congressman paul ryan talking about the upcoming debate. just down the road in denver on wednesday. let's talk about that and some of the issues on the table. bring in the panel from washington. rick klein, senior washington editor for abc news. a.b. stoddard, associate editor of the hill. syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, you heard the back and forth on the sunday shows. what about the setup to this debate? what needs to happen and what is being talked about? >> it looks ridiculous. each side is pretending that the other can't even speak english. obviously, i don't think it will have any effect. romney did do rather well in his debate. he got better. he's done a lot of them, but people are saying well, obama hand debated in all this time. obama is really good. he did come out of nowhere. he beat the clinton machine. he did it in part in his debate, oratory. he will be strong. his one weak point is he is thin skinned. you occasionally see it in the press conference. if romney can mana
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
, michelle bachman and paul ryan. all of them should be very proud that they have annoyed their opponents so much. check 4, speaking today at the clinton global initiative, mitt romney said this. >> if there is one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> bill: president clinton actually praised the governor in the introduction. that's what we like to see, a little detante now and then. finally, check five, there is chaos in the national football league because the referees are being locked out by the league in a wage dispute. and the substitute refs are having a hard time, to say the least. >> the packers play at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's time play is a wilson lob to the end zone, which is -- simultaneous who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! >> bill: well, it really wasn't a touchdown because the seattle receiver illegally pushed the green bay defender away. and didn't clea
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
cavuto who will be joined by mitt romney's running mate paul ryan. >> janice dean has more on the storms in the plains. >> yes, 5:00, do you know where your umbrella is? in the midatlantic and transmittal u.s.. you can see the. there is a frontal boundary draped back through the ohio valley. and north of that cooler and dryer air and south of that humid area. 45 in minneapolis and 51 in denver and 51 in provo. and you can see thal zone in the midatlantic and ohio valley and central plains. we could see severe weather in texas and oklahoma up toward colorado. severe weather threat and damaging winds and isolated tornados and not looking for a severe weather outbreak. your travel forecast looking pretty good. we'll watch out for showers and showers and thunderstorms. back to you. >> tranquil. good word this morning. bill orilele would be proud. >> and now stories you can bank on. when it comes to income growth. dennis joins us. what is it all about. >> personal income in republican red states up more than in the democratic blue states in the past five years. income in 23 red states
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00am EDT
. and paul ryan, vp nominee chimed in -- give him a break. it is probably time to get the real refs. >> i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it is time to get out. >> he did that before the infomercial he filmed on the solo flex. pretty impressive. the lingerie football league issued a statement saying it fired some of the guys the nfl is using as replacement refs because of their incompetence. let's go to "red eye" football analyst, cat on bench. cob. >> job market does not just hurt young adults. it hurts kittens, cat, whatever you are. jesse, are you a part-time ref for the got roller derby -- the goth roller derby league, easy for me to say. muscle relaxants do not work well with my mouth these days. are we too hard on these guys ? >> on whom, the refs? >> yes. >> i don't care. they are not 12. i know it is like an unpopular position to be taking. i think they should have given it to grown bay. mostly because they should determine who wins the game based on what city
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00am EDT
election or re-election. >> paul ryan talked about it. he says as conservatives, we are used to media bias. but the desperation of the mainstream media to re-elect barack obama has reached levels we have not seen before. i worry very much that the kind of covering up of hugely important issues, an american ambassador killed in a terror attack that the administration covered up, after it ignored that the threats that he was reporting back to washington. that's very, very serious. when have you a media that won't cover these stories, it begins to really damage, i think, the functioning of our democracy. they have an important role to play and they have abdicalletted responsibility because they have a tingle up their leg over barack obama. >> sean: i think they are the willing accomplices. i think that obama is laughing his ass off because he knows he can manipulate them and get them to say anything he wants. it's fascinating. >> and dangerous. >> sean: liz cheney, thank you. >> thank you. >> sean: coming up next, now that she is not on the campaign trail, calista gingrich is going to make su
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
enthusiasm in the two party bases and, you know the romney people have been pretty frank. paul ryan was very frank over the weekend in saying the ticket has had a tough couple weeks. when you have a tough couple weeks you're enthusiasm level can decline. a good performance in a presidential debate can gin party enthusiasm. that may happen on wednesday for either side. we'll have to see what transpires in the debate. jenna: we always have to wait to actually talk about it until thursday morning. >> that's right. jenna: let me go back to that appearance point that you made. just by having mitt romney on stage with the president, many say that is what is going to make him look more presidential as you mentioned maybe create more support or inspire certain folks out there. "real clear politics" had an interesting article and unnamed democrat was quoted and i will quote him to you or her to you, larry because i would like your opinion on this. saying this is not a debate. this is a beauty pageant. people like a candidate through the heart, not through the mind this election is now about char
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and paul ryan still have not convinced the casual voter that they can improve the economy. mr. romney's moment will come next wednesday in denver when he confronts mr. obama in the first debate. the governor it's the only debate. he must win or he will not recover. he has to show that he cares about the folks and that his expertise can return the nation to prosperity while more of barack obama would be a disaster. quite a challenge for romney. the media is heavily rooting for his opponent. the folks are generally fair and they will be watching. whether it's lifetime or after the fact on the net and the folks will make up their own minds. so the governor does have a chance as the drama builds. and that's the memo. next on the run down, lou dobbs will respond. also ahead this evening a devastating "saturday night live" impression of the president. >> remember that movie, the sixth sense? [ laughter ] i'm like the kid in that movie. [ laughter ] i see employed people. [ laughter ] >> bill: we'll be back in a moment. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ ma
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Sep 25, 2012 9:00pm EDT
. you know, i don't believe in killing. >> do you think obama made the right choice by choosing paul ryan as his vice president? >> yes. >> do you like obama because he's pro-life? >> yeah. i'm for that, yeah. >> does it bother you that obama is a mormon? >> no, but he sways his votes a lot in the way that people look at him. >> how do you think sarah palin will do as mccain's running mate in 2012? >> i'm not telling. >> there's talk he'll drop sarah palin in this election. are you going to vote for him then? >> yes. >> bill: here with reaction david webb and from americans for prosperity, the one and only jennifer stefano. i've done on the man on street, and that's the best i've seen. tell me what you think. >> positively breathtaking. the woman who doesn't believe in killing, because believes in torture. amazing. >> bill: they said that obama was a mormon, that romney was a muslim. mccain's running. this one's running. ryan is with the obama thing. >> it's frightening. it's outright frightening. i've got the whole clip, went through 7 minutes, 32 seconds. there's even more of it. w
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
using the word "pivot." then the selection of paul ryan as vice president, and everyone described him as bold. that was another tip-off, that they're all listening to each other, not reaching their own conclusions, listening to the facts. they're lessening to each other. not everyone could come up with the same description. now everyone talks about double down. when everybody in the media starts using the same terms, it's an indication to me that nobody is doing any original thinking or original reporting. >> i agree with you, the journalists pay a lot of attention to each other as to what each other thinks. however i don't think there's anything wrong with. in other words, i think you have to reach your own judgments, but you have to be mindful as to what other people are thinking about things, and you ought to test your own view of things, own sense of things against what they're saying. that's not a bad thing to do. what's not a good thing to do is simply go along with everyone else is saying. you need an independent outlook. >> greta: brit, thank you. >> you're welcome. >> gre
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that romney acted -- said four years ago, i'm not familiar with it. you also had paul ryan who in his abortion bill, anti-abortion bill basically had the term forcible rape. you had a series of things that have knocked it down to the benefit of the republican -- >> bill: how big -- the country is divided, it's almost more people are pro-life than pro choice. it's like 52-48, according to the latest poll. among just women, do you know what the stat is? >> i don't know the specific stat. but die know without making the sweeping generalization, a lot of women do tend to be single issue voters. at least in the past. the economy is really changed that. >> bill: it's hurting everybody. >> but there are still a significant amount of women who tend to vote single issue on the abortion issue. and that's why traditionally -- >> bill: do they vote the other way, pro-life? >> there are a lot of men in particular who happen to be pro-life. >> bill: i don't know how much -- >> traditionally, the democrats have enjoyed a lead among women because unmarried women tend to be more dependent on the gover
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
and his running mate, paul ryan, 9:00 p.m. eastern, right here on the fox news channel. one more thing, coming up next ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech mastpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >> time for one more thing. mr. gutfeld, you had a special presentation. >> watch this. [ laughter ] >> you want to explain that. >> i got a bus, for hi bus tour. it's dana perino size. she can sleep in this. i'm going to be on a bus tour from like november 28 'til december 3. >> for real? >> a real bus tour. >> genius. >> going to book stores, florida, georgia, alabama, tennessee and then new york. so check it out at daily gut.com. >> was that bus made in canada like obama's tour bus? >> probably was. act
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
three debates with president obama. governor romney running mate, paul ryan, will be at a rally in virginia in a few minutes. the candidates are spreading out to some of the most hotly contested battle grounds after romney's gather not guilty virginia, he will move on to florida tomorrow. president obama had an event in denver, then in wisconsin today and goes on to virginia and ohio friday. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim angle has a fact check on last night's most heated issue, tax policy. ed henry has the obama campaign reaction. and we begin with carl cameron on the first debate. good evening, carl. >> hi, brett. the romney campaign could hardly be more excited about what happened last night. in fact, since the debate ended, they say they've been getting two donations per second as a measure of mitt romney's success the morning after is general election debate debut against the president, mitt romney made a surprise appearance to a thrilled and leaved audience of conservatives. >> last night i thought was a great opportunity for the american people to see two very differ
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
time to look at who is talking. >> paul ryan sitting down with fox news sunday the up coming debates and the attack on the u.s. congs lat in libya, ryan slamming them saying it shows the weakness of the president's foreign policy. >> there are republicans and democrats calling for an investigation. the response was slow they were confused and inconsistent. first they awed it was a youtube video and spon tan yours mob we now know it was a planned terrorist attack. if it was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in and of itself. it is a bigger picture of the fact of the foreign policy is unravelling before our eyes on the tv screen. what mitt romney is going to continue to do a land a vision for foreign policy one american strength verses what i would articulate the president's policy is one of weakness. we are seeing the ugly fruits of the obama foreign policy unravel around the world on our tv screens. >>> the vice presidential hopeful also discussing the race for the white house and his and mitt romney's current standings in the polls giving his take on why the republican tic
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
this hour. you can also tune in to "hannity" tonight. governor romney and paul ryan together, sitting down with our own sean hannity. it will air 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fnc. >>> new questions emerging today about a 2007 video of senator obama at the time speaking to a group of black ministers about government funding and hurricane katrina victims. listen. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? where is your stafford act money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [applause] tells me that somehow the people down in new orleans, they don't care about as much. megyn: joining me now for fair and balanced debate, juan williams, fox news political analyst and lars larsen, with compass media networks. guys, welcome. this is still out there. some belief it will have an effect on the race because is may speak to people don't like to see the race division card being played. it shows a very different barack obama than we've seen the past four years in the white house, juan. what do you think?. >> i think president obama went to elite sc
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
for medicare, while at wong man's paul ryan's event in iowa today things took an emotional term when a veteran asked him about his social security benefits and why the government taxes the only source of income for a man who dedicated his life to defending his country. >> i served in the air force in 65 straight out of high school, and i learned in the military -- [applause] >> -- the skills that i had to take me through life. i served in grenada, and i served in iran, and i live off of social security. i live off a thousand dollars a month, and i cannot understand why this country that i gave my life for feels that they should tax me twice for social security. they already taxed me for that and they take a third of it back when they give me that check. >> you know i'm glad you brought that up, sir. [applause] >> now, there is a tax on social security benefits he's talking about. i voted consistently to repeal that tax because you know what you already paid for this. it's your benefit, you already paid tax on this money once before, number two, it's funny how joe biden and others tack
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
paul ryan or senator widen, a co-author of the bill in the senate, but also it came from bill clinton's chief of staff. this is an idea that has been around a long time. we are saying, hey, let's see if we can't get competition into the medicare world so people can get the choice of different plans at lower costs, better quality. i unbelievable competition. >> jim if, if i can respond quickly. first of all, medicare has lower administrative costs than private insurance does, which is why seniors are generally pretty happy with it. private insurance has to make a profit. nothing wrong with that. that's what they do. and so, you have higher administrative costs, plus profit, on top of that. and if you are going to save any money through what governor romney's proposing, what has to happen is that the money has to come from somewhere. and when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies. and over time ftraditional medicare has decayed or fallen apart, then they're stuck. and this is at this time reason why aarp has said that you
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Sep 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama and then the senator and then john mccain. there is no doubt that paul ryan is expecting romney to go very hard at president obam asuggesting that there has been a sort of a misleadingleading ad deceptive framework for the campaign. mr. romny and ryan are trying to frame this as a choice between the dependency society and the romney society, which they say is built on independence and personal responsibility. watch. it. >> i know what president obama has done. i know the empty promises, broken promises. i know the ugly, stagnant economy. what are mitt romney and paul ryan offering to get us back on track? i think that's what we will get out of wednesday. if we get that out, the country understands the choice. >> stop lying, mr. president. >> lying? >> yeah! >> what's the lie? >> governor romney is not talking about tax cuts for the wealthy. he says that the wealthy will take just as much under the romney administration as they paid today. >> you can see jersey governor chris christie saying what mitt romney has been claiming, say that this barack obama ads are f
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
out paul ryan, the number one deficit hawk in the house. we've heard this before. the question for romney is, will he stick? will he stay there, and will he continue to prosecute president obama's record and policies in a more robust way? because in the past what he's done is tried the tough new tone and not stayed there. megyn: well, he's taking it a step farther, right? it's not just about his policies, but it's about his ideology and an argument that he sees the world differently than mitt romney sees the world and, you know, there was that tape earlier, the 1998 tape of barack obama and talking about redistribution, and, you know, we've heard comments like that from the president before, and both men seem to agree that they have very different ideologies, but romney hasn't really gone after the president on that ground so strongly. republicans are going to respond to that, chris. but will, will independents, and have independents really heard a lot about that message thus far in this campaign? >> no. and think about this, megyn, you're exactly right on the peg because in 2010 r
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
you share, the more you save. at&t. bill: we're now seeing governor romney and paul ryan speaking at a rally there. that is westerville, ohio, near columbus, ohio, franklin county, right in the middle of the state. yesterday romney slamming the president on libya in ohio. asking why the administration has been so slow to call the murders of four americans in benghazi a terrorist attack. hear is the governor on the stump. >> we expect candor from the president aptransparency and he continues to refuse to acknowledge what is said by the other members of the administration this is a terrorist attack. i can't ascribe exactly what the motives were for the president and administration of not coming clean very early on. but as soon as they learned the intelligence community has now indicated this was a terrorist attack they should have acknowledged that as opposed to continuing to pretend like this was something other than that. bill: there is a lot to go through on this. want to bring it karl rove, senior advisor. deputy chief of staff for president george w. bush. a fox news contributor. go
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
things he said is, america needs a comeback team. mitt romney and paul ryan are that team. thank you, john elway for that quote. >> gretchen: coming up on "fox & friends," they fight for your right to vote. military voting appears to be way down. is the government making it too hard for them to vote? we're going to get to the bottom of it next. >> brian: then, bet you've never seen this before. cops chasing a drunk guy on a horse. >> steve: wait a minute. the drunk guy is on the horse? >> brian: $3 million, that's how much money attorneys for whistle blowers donated to the president's reelection campaign as the obama administration cracks down on corporate fraud. they're reaping multi million dollar rewards. next, $5.6 billion. that's the latest payment the postal service failed to pay. the agency now expects it lost $15 billion in the last fiscal year. but says service will not be interrupted. i still like the peel off stamps. $6.1 million. that's how much taxpayers paid for a pair of g8 conferences last year. one of the officials resigning in wake of a scandal. >> steve: startling
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
. president obama now saying it's the patriotic thing to do. look at our debt, is it? paul ryan saying no, it's notment, but will his plan solve the crisis? we're going to debate it. saving our kids and taxpayers moan by making high school two years? one state is doing it. some here saying it's an a-plus plan if the nation does it, too. the cost of freedom at the top of the hour. why should our wallets tell us what our favorite color is? every room deserves to look great. and every footstep should tell us we made the right decision. so when we can feel our way through the newest, softest, and most colorful options... ...across every possible price range... ...our budgets won't be picking the style. we will. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now get $37 basic installation on all special order carpet. made gluten-free cereals in a bunch of yummy flavors. like cinnamon chex, honey nut chex, and chocolate chex... we're inereal heaven. so thanks. from the mcgregors, 'cause we love chex. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
instance, do you know where paul ryan is tonight? where he watched? >> do you know what? i've got paul's schedule and i don't remember where he finished tonight. and this is -- i may talk with him tomorrow but this is a big night and a big night because governor romney delivered a specific bold plan with vision. and the president was just not inspired tonight. i'm not sure why he would show up unprepared and not ready to go but that is what he did. this is going to be remembered i think for years still to come. this is a day an incumbent president showed up not ready. >> mike murphy tweeted tonight it's funny, tonight romney is much better than his campaign, obama, far worse this says governor romney did look a little different than on the campaign trail. am i wrong about that? >> this is he's been doing this for a long time. this just gave an opportunity in this forum and setting to present himself to the american people and this he did it. i loved the way he started saying you're not going play this rich versus poor game 90 minutes and you're not ing to tell the american people somethi
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Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
prepared for the debate. paul ryan and joe biden had to carry their weight. it didn't really work too well. >> steve: you know how mitt romney prepared yesterday out in denver for the debate. he had the burrito bowl at chipotle. >> brian: right. >> steve: he said he usually goes with a burrito, but yesterday. >> martha: burrito bowl. let's get a look at some headlines this morning. there are concerns today that the obama administration may be looking to move some of the gitmo detainees to american soil. the federal government plans to buy the thompson correctional center in illinois. at one point this prison was considered for housing gitmo detainees and there was a huge controversy based around that. many lawmakers outraged saying it would open the door for ultimately carrying out a gitmo transfer. house speaker john boehner said this, the unilateral decision to purchase the thompson prison, even though congress repeatedly opposed the obama administration's effort to use the taxpayer funds to do so, underscores the administration's desire to move forward and bring these detainees to
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. they are coming to her defense. >> congressman paul ryan in the swing state of ohio. we showed you a little bit of that live on fox report. only network i know to do that. congressman ryan wrapping up a speech. he was defendant of honor at a banquet in columbus. >>> that is fox reports on this saturday. i'm harris faulkner. we pause there to see if they roll the music and here it comes.
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Sep 29, 2012 9:00pm EDT
us what? watch chris wallace on sunday when his guest is vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> we can either have a dynamic growing economy that produces opportunity or a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. stick with the failed policies of the last four years or next of the last four years or next four years we need a brighter future. ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>> live from america's news headquarters i'm harris faulkner. the two presidential candidates letting their running mates do the talking on this saturday. vice president joe biden campaigning in swing state florida blaming the deficit on the previous administration. the republ
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00am EDT
would vote for, but paul ryan has. >> greta: if i were a republican right now, i'd be here in washington, saying where's the president? >> but paul ryan has produced budgets, and the democrats say these terrible draconian budgets -- under paul ryan's budget, spending goes up 3% a year, but doesn't go up 4.5% a year like obama wants. >> greta: but senator harry reid won't even put a budget on the floor. >> that's right. not a democratic senator for two years has voted for an obama budget. not one. >> greta: governor, as always, nice to see you, sir. >> thank you, greta. >> greta: coming up, andrew brightbart's final film is out. it's explosive. and also governor chris christie ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
you don't deliver the goods. what do you say? >> will paul ryan's answer be to fix it. free checking and check it out because of reforms meant to protect consumers are checking in. we explain and you decide. 6. bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. [♪...] >> announcer: with nothing but his computer, an identity thief is able to use your information to open a bank account in order to make your money his money. [whoosh, clang] you need lifelock, the only identity theft protection company that now monitors bank accounts for takeover fraud. lifelock: relentlessly protecting your identity. call 1-800-lifelock o
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Oct 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
challenger, the vice-presidential candidate, paul ryan. take a listen. >> all kidding aside, with all the boos, we can stop all the malarkey, this is deadly ernest, man. this is deadly earnest. how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> vice president biden just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states! [cheers and applause] gregg: republicans didn't waste anytime trying to utilize the biden remark, did they? >> we'll be hearing a lot about that over the next couple weeks. and i can assure you the white house wishes they could reverse time and get biden to say something, anything different from that. but you know, for those us in the press that is the nice thing about joe biden. he is always sort of ad-libbing and giving us great things to write about. gregg: that updates the biden gaffe clock that the rnc always run on their website. paul ryan seems to have
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
. ohio senator rob portman will play the president obama. and paul ryan will practice and the one who plays joe biden will be gary doocy. >> steve: they . that is incredible. was his voice goinger or slower . clever. >> brian: bill watches with a tank top and underwear . >> gretchen: that is i wonder if he watched that on the show. >> gretchen: i guarantee you if right now. >> brian: put a robe on. don't just run down. bomb shell new report suggest that the white house new within 24 hours that the deadly terrorist attack on the consulate. yet the president has yet to say so. peter doocy in washington with more. >> you are right. according to secretary of state hilary clinton al-qaida was behind the raid on the consulate in benghazi not only is al-qaida carrying out acts of terror but sabtage libya's effort to build a post gaddafi government. >> they are working with violent extremist to undermine in. as we saw in benghazi. >> president obama still hasn't called what happened in libya a terrorist attack and that outraged senators graham we recognize al-qaida involved in the terrorist a
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
for this tuesday, september 25, 2012, i'm shepard smith. thanks for checking in. wee back tomorrow, noon pacific time. 3:00 o'clock eastern time for studio b, back here tonight for a warm-up for bill. and then sean and greta, the most powerful prime time in cable news kicks off right now. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight -- >> the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> the president has not drawn us further away from the nuke leer round of attack, iran is closer to having a weapon. >> bill: is president obama weak or strong in protecting americans from the iranian nuclear threat? we'll hear both sides so you can decide. >> i want you to remember that the house they were standing in, the house my family has the privilege of living in, that house was built in part by slaves. >> bill: why is the first lady invoking images of slavery to make a point? we will tell you. >> we have a -- (bleep). >> bill: has madonna totally lost it? what the heck she talk being? we'll show you one of the most bizarre displays we've ever seen. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. >> bill: hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. is president obama protecting us against the danger from iran? that's the subject of this evening's talking points me mow. the campaign is heating up. the iranian minority ahmadinejab in new york today threatening jews and demeaning gay people. that's what the man does. ahmadinejab is also presiding over the building of a nuclear weapon. thus, the irrationality and aggressiveness of iran is a primary presidential issue. today at the united nations, president obama said this. >> america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited. nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> bill: the word must is the key here because nobody really knows what that means. even mr. obama might not know. but it sounds tough. however, mitt romney isn't buying it. >> the president has not drawn us further away from a nuke leer iran. in fact, iran is closer to having a weapon, closer to having nuclear capability than when he took office. this is the greatest failure of his presidency. >> bill: in a time economy is dominating the campaign in the usa, it's worth noting that we americans remain in danger from muslim fanatics like ahmadinejab. and that danger must, note the word, be dealt with. according to a new rasmussen poll, 45% of likely machine voters believe u.s. muslim relations are worse now than four years ago. just 18% say relations are better. that would seem to indicate a failure in the obama foreign policy. yet the president will point to the did he say mation of al-qaeda and the killing of bin laden to persuade voters he is not soft on the jihad. to be fair to president obama, opinions about his muslim outreach are inconclusive at this point. most americans don't want war with iran because that would send oil prices and possibly lead to world war 3. there is no way on this earth that israel is going to allow iran to develop a nuclear weapon. the israelis will attack the iranians. they will attack. it's just a matter of when. so americans must decide which presidential candidate can better manage the situation. things have not changed in iran since mr. obama took office, except the iranians are further down the road to development of the nuclear weapons. governor romney says he would get tougher with the iranians by supporting israel to a greater ex tents 6789 it's an incredibly difficult situations that all americans should be talking about. now the top story, who has the better take on iran? obama or romney? joining us from washington, fox news analyst kirsten powers a democrat. and lieutenant colonel ralph peters. who has the better take, colonel? >> ronald reagan. >> bill: no, no, no. i mean that -- you're not saying that fa serbsly? >> no, i'm not. i think romney is to a large ex tents an unknown in foreign affairs. he is a good manager and i think he would take advice from wise people. president obama is a known quantity and that known quantity has failed in every single respect in foreign policy, except the seals killing bin laden, which any president would have done. bill, look, what the president said in his well delivered empty speech at the u.n. today was exactly what he has been saying for years. we're going to talk this to death, we'll negotiate with iran. four years, negotiations have failed utterly. iran is much closer to nuclear weapons, having nuclear weapons. the world is a more dangerous place. israel is threatened. what does obama have to show for four years? >> bill: isn't the only other alternative war? a military strike? doesn't seem to be anything else that he's not doing, although i do have one thing in the back of my mind, but i'm going to hold it back. go. >> nobody wants war in the persian gulf. but it looks increasingly like it is going to happen because we have been -- >> bill: would you say this is the time now to make it happen? >> no. let me make one thing very clear. there are no good alternatives in the persian gulf but the worst possible alternative is that iran would nuclear weapons not only because of the threat to israel -- >> bill: that's not worse -- you're saying that war is better than allowing iran to have a nuke? war is better? >> i think a well executed war thoroughly planned and determined would be better for the world than iran with nuclear weapons. >> bill: looking at iran and afghanistan, yie. kirsten, i'm sure you disagree. but you need to be precise in your disagreement. there is no doubt that president obama has not gotten anywhere with iran after nearly four years. there is no doubt about that. all right. hasn't done it. they're still doing what they want to do over there. so you say what? >> i actually agree with the initial assessment in the sense that i don't think either of these people -- i don't feel particularly thrilled about either of them and i don't think we know what romney would do differently. the problem with this debate is that we come back to bill exactly what you were just saying, which is the only thing left is bombing iran. and then you hear even people who are criticizing obama saying, no, we don't want to do that. where does that leave us? i think obama has done the right thing in terms of trying to use sanctions, trying to even have the cyber attack. it's not like he hasn't been engaged on it. but it just comes right down to the fact that the only thing that's going to stop them is attacking them. >> bill: i don't know about that. i'm going to put forth another scenario. i want to correct one thing. we do know what romney is going to do. he's going to embrace israel harder. he's going to say look, i'm -- >> how is that going to change anything? really, bill? >> bill: romney basically said he's being going to back their play and obama won't. >> i don't understand -- >> bill: he's not going to stop them. >> what is romney specifically going to do? go to war? >> bill: no, he's going to back israel and if they come to him and say now is the time, the governor will probably say go ahead. >> obama has done the same thing. obama has told them that. >> bill: no, he hasn't. >> yes, he has. >> bill: believe me when i tell you. netanyahu is no -- if netanyahu could vote, he's not voting for obama. there's a reason for that. now, here is what i would do, colonel. you're the strategic analyst. i would draw up plans for blockade, naval blockade of iran and make those plans public and i would say to the world, if they don't let the u.n. inspectors in at a certain time, in whatever time it may be, you don't make -- you say a certain time. u.s. and nato allies, coalition of the willing, if you will, we're going to block nothing in and nothing out. that's what we're going to do. if you challenge the blockade, we'll do what we have to do. this is like the cubean missile crisis. bang, that's what we're going to do. so you better stop now and not force us to do it because if you force us to do it, we're going to do it and then it's going to be really, really bad for you, 'cause we're not going to pull it right out. what's wrong with that? >> iran is not an island. most of its weaponry in black market supplies come from russia. >> bill: yeah, but you start there. russia can't beat them. >> start note, actually russia can, but also if you do a blockade, bill, suddenly you're in it with china, too. >> bill: you're in it with china, absolutely. >> you either whack iran if necessary, or you do a blockade and then in it with iran, russia, and china. >> bill: you're going to be in it with we'll be right back and china anyway. >> are we going to stop chinese ships at sea by force? >> bill: we have to. >> i rarely disagree with you, but on this i got to. the bottom line for me is this, with what romney is preferrable because as you said, he will back israel. obama's dislike for israel is just visceral. >> bill: let's give kirsten the last word. >> this is ridiculous. obama does not dislike israel and there is barely any light between the two of them when you get down to really fundamental issues, like the fact that obama will not stand in the way of israel if they decide to attack iran. so i don't think either of the candidates frankly are strong enough and we need a leader that projects more strength. i don't think iran is afraid of us. >> bill: we'll put peterson in charge. thanks very much. next up, michelle obama invoking slavery while speaking about her husband in the white house. was that necessary? 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'cause if i were romney, i would be, are you kidding me? the debt will be $25 billion. >> and romney is correct to say that. >> romney has no plan to solve the debt crisis. >> totally incorrect. >> bill: all right. come on, it's boring, isn't it now? isn't it boring now to keep going back and forth on that? >> he's beating back the misrepresentations because they're always 100% wrong. >> bill: rock and a hard place, everybody. >> lsd. >> bill: can we get security in here now? all right. directly ahead, john stossel investigating whether or not the obama administration has watered down welfare work requirements. and then is it legal on a texas woman arrested, taken to jail for letting her children play outside. you think we're kidding? we're not. those reports are coming up ely. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage thaall other networks combined. >> bill: stossel matters segment, when president obama took office, 32 million americans were on food stamps. now the number is 47 million. there are charges that the obama administration wants to get as many people as possible on the dole. >> when i think o reengage people in politics is we're doing serious policy work around what i will label working poor, they were struggling. and to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action will successfully make their lives better, we are putting together a potential majority of coalition that will vote. >> bill: we asked john stossel to investigate whether or not welfare work requirements are being watered down by the obama administration, perhaps for political reasons. here is stossel, the author of the big book "no." what did you find out? >> well, no, they can't cure poverty, but no, there is no real evidence that they're intentionally watering down the work standards. >> bill: why do conservatives feel that way? what is it about the dictum that the president gave the states that upset the right? >> he did give the dictum which may or may not be constitutional that says you don't have to obey these earlier federal work requirements and before the law was passed, some states were sending people to hula classes and things like that and calling it work. >> bill: so they tightened up the rules and it work. let me read stats here. bill clinton in '96, there were 25 million americans on food stamps in the clinton administration. after the welfare work rules were tightened up, 17 million. so it dropped 8 million. 33% drop. the case loads plummeted. 50% in the welfare arena after congress, newt gingrich and bill clinton -- >> it's wonderful. >> bill: we all agree that what they did in '96 was good for the country, for the poor, for everybody. we all agree? >> actually for poor people, yes. >> bill: so why on earth would he want to water that down? he being president obama? why would you want to do that? >> because states within to experiment -- >> bill: wait, wait. who cares whether states want to experiment? if the federal law is working for the good of the country. what do i care whether delaware or california wants to do something differently? why should i care? >> because over time, none of these federal or state or local, either laws work well. i send an intern out to these job centers to see what kinds of help they gave. they all just directed her to handouts. she had to struggle to get help. >> bill: if you say the work welfare rules or law didn't work, how can stats say it did? how can you say it didn't? >> for a while, we send a message. five years, you're off. and you have to work. a lot of women said okay, i'm going to move back in with mom and find a job. and they found, gee, i like working. i feel good about myself not being dependent. >> bill: all right. >> that helped for a while. over time, the bureaucrats do what bureaucrats do. they just say here, more food stamps. more this. >> bill: you're not making the case to me. i think the 1996 welfare work law was a good law that helped the country and that it is still in effect today, by the way. what's gone is this little dance that the president has signed an executive order allowing the states to mess with it. all right? and i think that's a horrible mistake. >> what if they make it better? >> bill: you don't experiment with the taxpayer money. you don't experiment with it. that's what he did with solyndra. and $500 million disappeared. states can make it better, all right, then show me first. we'll do a pilot program. we'll do an experimental thing. and then if it works, we'll bring it to congress and say, hey, this might be better. but right now you have an explosion of entitle ams all over in every area under this administration. their excuse is there is a recession, everybody would die if we didn't do it. all right. now, there is something to that, but not to the extent they're making it. but you seem to be enabling them, stossel. you seem to be enabling them. >> look, we're already enabling them. the feds are doing it. if you tell us we can do it better, the law says you pay for it -- >> bill: i don't buy that n a five-year experiment and if you show an -- >> bill: if you do a pilot program in utah, they think you can do it better, that's fine with me. that sneaky executive order, you don't have to pay it as you define the top of this segment, wrong. john stossel, there he is. plenty more ahead. the soldier who won the medal of honor in afghanistan, he will be here. tellious so many american military people with being killed by our own allies. later, madonna going on an unbelievable rants in washington, d.c. >> obama is fighting for gay rights. [ cheers and applause ] (bleep). >> bill: all right. this one is off the charts. we hope you stay tuned for those reports. >> bill: personal story segment, may remember 24-year-old marine corporal dakota myer, receiving the medal of honor for gallantry in afghanistan. s that last year for action in 2009. now the corporal has a new book out entitled "into the fire," a firsthand account of the most extraordinary battle in the afghan war. here he is. before we get to the book, and what you did and what you are honored for, recently the u.s. command in afghanistan forbade american and nato troops from patrolling with our afghan allies. that is just stunning to me after 11 years in the theater. what do you think about that? >> i couldn't imagine. i was living with these guys, these afghans and i trusted them with my life. i was so close to them that i was as close to them as i was the marines. >> bill: so and you were out in the forward bases, so you had the elite afghan troops with you, right? >> they're just like regular platoon. they weren't elite. not special forces. they were just regular guys. >> bill: so they were regular guys, they were out with you and you say that you trusted them as much as you trusted americans? >> i did. there was never any time i was worried about them going against me or anything like that. so i'm seeing the recent media here lately, i don't know what's going on. >> bill: so you don't know why there have been a recent -- past 12 months, you were out of the theater when this started. afghan soldiers and police, uniformed, have been killing nato and americans. you don't know why? >> i don't know why. i can speculate on it, that we're getting ready to leave these guys and they still have to stay there. so i don't know. >> bill: some reason i think the taliban have been able to infiltrate. >> they feel the taliban has the power now. we're leaving and within a year, year or two, then the taliban still going to be there. so the taliban are just sitting back, wait 'til we leave, and -- >> bill: so you think at that some afghan troops are being influenced by them? >> i do. >> bill: but usually the ones that attack americans are killed right away. so they have to be pretty devoted to the taliban to give up their lives. they take out two or three nato forces and they themselves are killed. >> look at suicide bombers. >> bill: right. but it would be more than, well, a calculation that i may be i'll go over to the taliban. these are people who really want. is it so chaotic that any taliban can get an afghan uniform? n they take their gear to the market all the time. >> bill: so that's no problem. and the police are different from the afghan army, right? >> i worked with the afghan army. i wouldn't trust the police in any way, shape, or form. >> bill: why? >> talking about afghans, talking about afghans. they tint like the afghan police. >> bill: what's wrong with the afghan police? >> where i was at, up north, they were always setting up posts and they were always, you know, checkpoints and they were corrupt. they seemed to be more corrupt than the afghan national army. >> bill: what do you mean corrupt? were they taking money? >> shaking down the people around, flip flopping. i was told by appear afghan when i first got there that you can't buy an afghan, but you can rent one. >> bill: you think corruption among the police force is per vasesive? >> die. >> from what i saw. i'm just speaking on what i seen. >> bill: in the book, you describe, and we want people to read your book, the fire fight and how intense it was. i'm going to leave the details because i know you don't like to talk about yourself, but you're a hero. was it worth it for you, though? as an american soldier, what did you in afghanistan, was that worth it? >> you know, was it worth it? >> bill: you saw a lot of your friends get killed and hurt. >> yeah, it was worth it because i get to come home and i get to live in the greatest country on the face of the earth. and i know that it's guys like that who went over and sacrificed, the men and women still going over and sacrificing for us, for me to be able to live here and live in a free country. >> bill: do you think most afghans appreciated your sacrifice? >> yes, i do. i was so close to the guys, you know. they told me, they said -- there is good and bad in every group. >> bill: absolutely. >> i had some guys that five of them were real close to me and they were sergeants and they said, you know, we're not going to let you die for our country without us dying for it. >> bill: it's almost like vietnam. there were a lot of south vietnamese who were very loyal to the usa and appreciated our sacrifice. but then there is an element that isn't. you did the best you could and you won the medal of honor. so the book again "into the fire." a pleasure to meet you. >> thank you. >> bill: when we come back, is it legal on an aclu controversy in michigan, that far left group doesn't want a citizenship requirement to vote. another unbelievable situation. then madonna absolutely losing it in washington, d.c >> bill: we're coming right back we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more [ russian accent ] rubles. eh, eheh, eh, eh. 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[ laughter ] do i have that right? >> they said it wasn't the right thickness, so it wasn't safety proof, tempered glass to prevent husbands from going out the window. there is a prior history of domestic -- >> bill: can you imagine the testing on the glass and the window? there is larry, let's see if he goes through! >> she wants the money. >> bill: the case hasn't been adjudicated yet. >> her lawyers are stripping the attention from her to the apartment building and the manager -- >> bill: it's the apartment building's fault that amber agedly threw her husband out and he's dead. >> she wants to get a not guilty and a big cash payout for throwing him out -- >> bill: she should, right? >> no! >> bill: what's the defense, that larry threw himself out? >> kind of. >> bill: that larry did it. >> that larry slipped on the carpet. >> bill: this is the country we live in, ladies and gentlemen. reality check on deck. hide the kids. madonna ranting and it is incredible. check is next. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold new styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. introducing the redesigned 2013 glk. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >> bill: back of the book sent, reality check. check one, miss madonna who is apparently lost her mind. yesterday in washington, d.c., during her concert, she gave a dissertation on history and current events. she explained to her frenzied fans why abraham lincoln and martin luther king were killed: it is incredible to think we have an african-american in the white house! [ cheers and applause ] am. >> bill: first of all, madonna needs a remedial english course. they do not die for nothing is grammatically incorrect. secondly, lincoln and king believed in freedom for all and did not need obscenities to make their points. madonna is right about one thing, there is hope in america. if a moron like that can make tens of millions of dollars and have the freedom to spout whatever she wants, this is a great country. or am i wrong? check two, the polar opposite of lincoln and king is ahmadinejab who said this on cnn. >> i'm quoting to all prophet examines all religions and all faiths, homosexuality is strictly forbidden. it is a very ugly behavior. >> bill: well, in iran if you're gay, you can be flogged or even executed. check three, the democratic congressional committee is holding a contest to decide who is the worst republican politician in the country. very classy. nominees are allen west, michelle bachman and paul ryan. all of them should be very proud that they have annoyed their opponents so much. check 4, speaking today at the clinton global initiative, mitt romney said this. >> if there is one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> bill: president clinton actually praised the governor in the introduction. that's what we like to see, a little detante now and then. finally, check five, there is chaos in the national football league because the referees are being locked out by the league in a wage dispute. and the substitute refs are having a hard time, to say the least. >> the packers play at the goal line. as wilson scrambles to keep it alive. the game's time play is a wilson lob to the end zone, which is -- simultaneous who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! >> bill: well, it really wasn't a touchdown because the seattle receiver illegally pushed the green bay defender away. and didn't cleanly catch the ball anyway as you saw. no matter the refs gave the game to seattle. that is reality check. factor tip of the day in a moment. how you can make better decisions, the tip 60 seconds away how can you get back pain relief that lasts up to 16 hours? with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works differently. it's the only wrap with patented heat cells that penetrate deep to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. for up to 16 hours of relief, try thermacare. leads on these." good grief. romney already paid tax on the money he invested in order to capture capital gains. that's double taxation, but that's our system, doctor. the feds get a piece of everything. amy, scottsdale, arizona. has anyone considered elderly folks who saved their entire lives so they can have money coming from investments? a rise in the capital gains tax would greatly affect them. something everyone should consider when voting, amy. tahiti, french polynesia. seriously, o'reilly, showing interviews conducted by howard stern. i'm demonstrating what's going on in the political process. that was my intention. bob, miami, florida. bill, you missed howard's intention. his piece showed that some supporting president obama are clueless. i think i got that. ignorance can be found in every ethic group. dr. martinez, the bronx, new york. if stern asked white voters the same questions he'd asked black voters he could have gotten equal ridiculous answers. david, northville, michigan. bill, you let koppel escape when he said fox news leans rights, you should have pointed to the networks pointing left. why would i do that, dave? 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>>megyn: happen birthday, nanna, 97 years young today. she says the devil don't want me, the lord don't want me, so you people are stuck with me. >> if only i could tell nanna happy birthday. >>shepard: the news begins anew with mitt romney preparing for the first presidential debate on wednesday. the president is, too. he is not taking it lightly. the supreme court kicked off a new term and the legal fight over the new health care law may not be over. we have the details on that. a new study says secondhand smoke is killing tens of thousands each year including hundreds of infants in this country. that is all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, intention preparations underway with less than 72 hours before the first presidential debate. both campaigns ready for a high stakes night that could be pivotal. polls show the race is neck and neck but president obama has open up leads in self key swing states. one is colorado. that is where the first presidential debate is on wednesday night. both have been trying to lower expectations thinking if voters do not expect too much whatever you get could be impressive. president obama is at a didisadvantage in the expectatis game. there a new abc news-washington post poll showing the majority of voters think he will win the debate. only 29 percent expect romney will be on top. ed henry is in nevada this afternoon where the president is preparing for the debates. john roberts, first, though, with the other campaign. what is the romney camp up to? >>reporter: they are headed to denver with a big rally at wings over the rockies air and space museum. what we will see tonight is a shift in strategy. the governor's attempts at framing this as a referendum on president obama have not been working. he now is saying this is a choice for two very different futures for america. he is saying that his choice is one where a smaller government would have facility private enterprise to grow the economy. the other, his version of president obama's view is that government is still in control of everything. the challenge for governor romney and the debate on wednesday is going to be fully articulate his vision for america's future to the largest audience of his political career. >> we need to give the american people the choice we are offering. that is what we are offering. we owe the country a very clear choice of a different future. we can have a dynamic growing economy that produces opportunity or we can have a stagnant opportunity that fosters dependency. >> romney campaign is looking for a solid performance, no knock outs which the governor has become famous for. he has been avoiding those since he tried to make the $10,000 bet with governor perry. >> what is the word on the foreign policy message for romney? >> the governor has an op-ed in the "wall street journal" saying of president obama, by failing to maintain our new, president obama has heightened the instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. he is making foreign policy an economic argument saying you have to have a strong economy do have a strong military. he could be able to slit a couple of lines about foreign policy into the debate on wednesday. >>shepard: thank you, john roberts. rebound is keeping a low profile today as he prepares for the debate on wednesday. he is holding mock debates near las vegas with a former democratic white house hopeful, john kerry, playing the role of governor romney. both sides seem to be trying to lower expectation for wednesday, even president obama himself yesterday acknowledged to supporters a rally today, that his debate skills could be rusty. >> folks in the media speculate on would will have the best zingers. or who will put the most points on the board. governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >>shepard: it is likely no coincidence that the president picked never -- nevada for preparations. g.o.p. is back in las vegas, and nevada could really be important, and, difficult, really, for president. it is at the heart of the foreclosure crisis. >>reporter: no doubt and the unemployment rate state-wide is worse than the national average. the president is trying to down play the expectations for the first debate by saying, i am just okay debater the he did well against hillary clinton in the democratic primaries in 2008. he did well against john mccain. obviously he won the whole thing. four years ago, though, and he is dealing with that challenge and could be rusty and the challenge of the economy in some of the battleground states. he got 11,000 people at a rally in las vegas last night and tried to make the case that things are coming around. >> i want to promote a new economic patriotism. one that is rooted in the belief we grow the economy best when everyone has a shot. and the middle class is thriving. i won't pretend it will be easy to get there. it took us a bunch of years to get us in this mess. it will take us a few more to get us out. >>reporter: the place where the president is doing presentation is a microcosm of the state, lake las vegas, the boom and bust if you will, with celebrities with multimillion dollar homes but the resort area went bankrupt and some of the hotels went away and now they are coming back, housing surprising are starting to lift. not as quickly as people want to say but it is turning around. >>shepard: is that resented? governor romney has an uphill climb? >>reporter: he does. you look at the real clear politics average of recent polls in this state. the president has a lead, a slim one, but 49 percent to 45 percent. this is one of the states where if mitt romney's economic argument, the choice election that, in fact, john roberts was talking about a moment ago, if it is going to work it will is to work in the states like nevada. right now, though, the 39 -- president has the edge. >>shepard: thank you. 36 daze until the election itself and as we have been reporting national polls show it is a tight race. the "washington post" and abc survey shows president obama leading 49 percent to 47 percent. when you look at some of the wing states that could decide this thing the president has gained some ground recently. the size of the lead varies but the average from the polls from real clear politics finds him ahead in most of the key election battlegrounds including ohio, florida, virginia and iowa. we are bringing in a politics reporter for. >> real clear politics. the governor seems to understand and has said that he has some work to do here. it sounds like strategies are changing in an effort to turn the battleground state numbers toward him. >>guest: right. romney has been running a national campaign based on the economy, based on getting obama out of office but we have seen him when he is in ohio or virginia, focus on niche issues like energy. so he seems to be recognizing that this race is going to be determined by those few states. however, his campaign and republicans often tout the national polls that show a tightened race where as the obama campaign has always said the race will be tight nationally but we are look specifically at the states such as virginia, ohio, florida colorado and those states to look at how the campaign is going. >>shepard: you listen carefully to their message and it sounds like the folks lean on defense and foreign policy and they have been going after the president and his team regarding the attack at the embassy. >>guest: absolutely. if you look at the new "washington post" poll, obama is leading on almost every issue. romney only leads on handling the deficit but the two are split on the economy. obama is leading on medicare, health care. people find his international policies doing a little bit better, as well. the romney campaign is trying to cut into the margins and what has been obama's strength, to bring that down ahead of the debate on wednesday which will focus on domestic policy which is interesting that romney is going after foreign policy this week. >>shepard: i found it interesting, as well, but based on what has happened the last couple of weeks, i guess governor romney and his team think we have an opportunity here, why not seize it? >>guest: absolutely. we saw the op-ed today from romney. that's a point of weakness for obama at this point. so the romney campaign will go after that. foreign policy will be a big issue with only a little over a month to go. >>shepard: thank you, great to see you. >> administration folks are trying to figure out how the deadly attacks in benghazi occurred. a suicide bombing in afghanistan pushes the american casualty count beyond a grim milestone. the latest from america's longest war is coming up on "studio b" next. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! 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[ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>shepard: the legal battle over the health care law may not be settled after all. the supreme court started a new term today. the list of cases that the justices planned to hear, a signal they have on the door to two new challenges to president obama's signature legislation. the court uphold most of that law if a ruling over the summer, including a requirement that folks buy health insurance or face fines. also in this term, court watchers say they expect the justices to take on several hot button topics including same-sex marriage, and a challenge to a key civil rights law, the voting rights act, requiring states with a history of discrimination to get approval from the feds before making any changes to election and voting rules. shannon covers the court for us and is live in washington. shannon, what is left to be settled here? >>guest: well, when it comes to the health care law you will remember back if june the court uphell the individual mandate and rules on other issues involving the expansion of medicaid but there are many other portions of the law the high court did not rule on including the employer mandate. that is one of the elements that the liberty university has been challenging from the going. today the court indicated it is willing to take the issue seriously by giving the administration 30 days to respond to a request by liberty university for a rehearing on that issue. >>shepard: that is one thing. what are the odds it will make it before the court? >>guest: many court watchers who believe the university has a good shot at a second chance. >> they have good arguments, they are entitled to their day in court to have a decision rendered on the claims. whether those merits will prevail, that is certainly open to debate. >> it would be first sent to a lower court but it could be on track to get to the supreme court in a year. >>shepard: what would go before the court first? >>reporter: first, the justices next week tackle the use of race based admissions criteria by colleges after white plaintiffs said they were denied administration mission to the university of texas because of race-based preferences given to minority appearly cans. it has been several years since the courts weighed in on this and there are new justices on on the bench. there could affect every college in america. >>shepard: now to senior judicial analyst, judge napolitano is here. i read through this and i was surprised to find that this is still an issue. it sounded like this was over. >>judge napolitano: it took a lot of us by surprise. i tell you where, there are 45 lawsuits still out there challenging the employer mandate, the obligation of an employer, to make available to his employees -- in the case of a college, students; in the case of a hospital, it is patients -- an array of procedures paid for by the health care provider that are against the values of the employer. in the case of, say be the university of notre dame or the archdiocese of new york, two of the plaintiffs, it would be abortion and contraceptive. we all thought, those who watch the court, the 45 lawsuits would take their time, a trial judge would rule on them, they would make their way to an appellate court and maybe the supreme court would take it. what was surprising today, the supreme court accelerated that schedule and said to the 4th circuit court of appeals which already ruled on this issue, we want to you look at this again in light our decision last june. maybe we will take a look at it. the issue of who the -- whether the religious concerns can block the application of the statute is what the court will review probably next year. >>shepard: interesting. the other matter, the areas that had discrimination, a lost it, over the years, they cannot change things without permission. >>judge napolitano: the voting rights act has been upheld by the supreme court several times of the the lower federal courts have been faithful to that. there is a new challenge now. they are challenging the core of it. you know about this because you were raised in a state subject to the voting rights act. certain states, usually in the south, that had a bad track record for the ability of minorities to vote, are subject to the oversight of the justice department. they want get out from under the oversight of the justice department. rather than forcing the state to get permission from the justice department, if there is something in the law that interferes with the rights of minorities to vote, these states want the minorities to have to challenge it like anyone would challenge a law. they don't want big brother in the justice department telling them what to do. the supreme court, surprisingly, has agreed to hear that. if the supreme court changes the law, that will be a radical change to remove the justice department from this equation. if it upholds it we will probably not hear about it for 25 years. >>shepard: the top syrian officials accusing the united states of supporting terrorists. the comments from the united nations general assembly coming right up. and another attack in afghanistan, another one targeting u.s. troops. children are caught in the middle. i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. 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>>shepard: a spokesman for the syrian national council blast the speech there, called him a liar, representing the problem began da of the assad regime. the fox report's chief correspondent is working the united nations today. jonathan, according to the syrian foreign minister is not responsible for the civil war in his country. >>jonathan: to hear it from the syrian foreign minister this is a war that has nothing whatever to do with the desire for greater freedom or democracy, it is all about terror groups who are attacking the syrian government and their representatives. according to the syrian foreign minister, those groups are being aided, abetted, and encouraged by foreign countries, including the united states. listen. >> syria has lost thousands of marchers from among the military ranks as a prize -- price for the effort to defend the syrian state and its citizens and the state of this global terrorist campaign. >>jonathan: from the syrian foreign minister the government and the security forces are entirely innocent and simply fighting a war of self-defense. >>shepard: as has seemed to be the case for a while, not a lot of ideas about how to move forward. >>jonathan: it is extraordinarily from listening to the leaders at the united nations, they have all said that syria is the most urgent problem facing the middle east. stopping the violence. stopping the bloodshed. but not one them have we heard any real concrete ideas. part of the problem here is not just getting unanimity at united nations. according to the representative for the u.n. peace envoy in syria, one of the problems here is the splits in the opposition. by his count there are more than a dozen groups making up the opposition. they cannot agree on their aim or how to go about achieving the aims. that is part of the problem, just to sort out who is who among the opposition in syria. >>shepard: thank you, jonathan. we will bring in the manage director of the washington institute, the group that reports their mission is to advance a balanced understanding of america's interests in the middle east. michael is a former senior director at the national security council. michael, good to see you. so, everyone thinks it needs to end and like a broken record no one knows what to do about it. now the new wrinkle seems to be no one knows who is who in the opposition? >>guest: it is hardly a new wrinkle this is a story we have been talking about for many months, that the opposition is divided and this is an obstacle to our ability to support them. there is some truth to this. of course, we would prefer that the opposition be united around a common agenda, a common leadership, because we are not just looking to topple assad but we are looking to ensure that what follows him is sort of a stable and not anti-american government to avoid what we have seen in egypt and libya and elsewhere. >>shepard: is there a sense that behind-the-scenes, maybe not in front of the cameras and in the newspapers, that someone is making some progress learning who the people are? >>guest: i hope so. this is a problem identified early on. if we not working on it, it suggests it is a pretext for inaction. to be clear, we should not exaggerate the extent to which there are extremists or terrorists involved. they are probably a small minority. we should not underestimate our own ability to shape the common agenda and the common structure of the syrian opposition. also, at the end of the day, we need to be realistic: the opposition will be bound together by the opposition to assad. if he falls, this is going to fragment to some degree. >>shepard: i am guessing the goal among those would wanted to fall is to take him out at some point. is it your sense there is a plan for what to do in the event they are successful? >>guest: i am not sure the opposition has a plan for the reason we have identified here, there are lots of different elements in the opposition. >>shepard: if there is no more assad you have all the people running around wanting control. >>guest: that is what you work on now. we are not neutral to this process. you want to get in there and shape the agenda and start building relationships with people on both the political and security side so you are not left with just the vacuum of power and militias running around and people with agendas different from our own, and have them left in charge of the country. >>shepard: thank you michael. three american soldiers and their translator are dead after a suicide attack today in afghanistan. officials say the explosion killed ten afghan civilians and hurt dozens of others including several children. the bomber drove a motorcycle into a convoy of nato and afghan forces. it happened in an area where the taliban claims responsibility. nato cut back on joint patrols because of the number of insider attacks where supposed afghan security forces have turned on their u.s. and nato partners, calling them green on blue attacks. it was a suspected insider attack or green on blue attack this weekend that brought that number of u.s. military deaths in afghanistan to 2,000. a grim milestone now in the 11-year war. are there any indications the insider attacks speed up the withdrawal date? >>reporter: the u.n. secretary-general hinted so much in brussels in an interview with the guardian newspaper, and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan addressed this issue of insider attacks with cbs on "60 minutes" recently the i am mad at hell. it is reverberating across the united states. we are willing to sacrifice a lawsuit but we are not willing to be murdered for it. >>reporter: after the video went viral, the general ordered the joint patrols be stopped. they were stopped for 10 days. the nato head says they have resumed. >>shepard: this numbers game is worth a little more it would seem than to call attention to the fact that it is not getting better. i guess this 2,000 death does that. >>reporter: today it is important to point out the attack in which 14 people were killed, three americans, it was an afghan dressed up in an afghan local police uniform that was the suicide bomber. it is almost impossible to protect the troops from these so-called insider attacks. this helmet video you are seeing right now shows a u.s. soldier recently under fire. he was shot but not killed. it was a more straightforward firefight. more straightforward than the attack that is causing most of the deaths right now. here is the general on "60 minutes" recently. >> the enemy recognizes this is a vulnerability in iraq, the signature weapon system was the i.e.d. and we had to adjust do that. here, the signature attack we are beginning to see is going to be the insider attack. >>reporter: unlike the roadside bombs there is no way to make a stronger vehicle to protect the troops from this. all of this is based on a matter of trust. >>shepard: jennifer, thank you very much. >> the federal is -- i should say the feds, are spying more on people without a warrant. a big surprise on passengers on an american airlines flight, some of the seats were not attached to the floor. 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[ all ] i'm with scottrade. >>shepard: fox weather alert with door made watches in three states. janice dean is in the fox weather center. >> this is the same system that brought record breaking rainfall to texas and louisiana. now we have a tornado watch extending into alabama and georgia and middle tennessee and until 9:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 local time, no tornado warning yet but we did have an early warning in south carolina. that is along the warm front associated with this storm system. wide-spread area of severe threats including the florida panhandle and alabama and georgia and including the atlanta metro area throughout the afternoon and through the evening, the system will move north and eastward and with it the threat of severe weather moving across the ohio valley tomorrow. columbus, cincinnati, outside lexington, and charleston, you need to be on alert for the threat of damaging wind and hail and isolated tornadoes. we will keep you posted through "studio b" and the fox report. >>shepard: around here we have hurricanes in the southern hemisphere they have typhoons. incredible video that captures the power of a typhoon slamming into japan. keep an eye on the white car there. look at that. the wind did that. 80 wind moved it to another park lot. the storm cause dozens of injuries and left folks without power. it moved to tokyo and tens of thousands were ordered evacuated including in a coastal city that last year's tsunami devastated. the government is reportedly spying on more people the last two years than in the entire previous decade. the huge spike in warrantless wiretaps comes out in documents at the american civiles liberties union obtains keeping tabs on e-mail and facebook accounts. steve? >>reporter: the aclu says this is done without warrants and without enough oversight or accountability. the surveillance in question records things about phone calls, not the actual content and the aclu questions the necessity. >> this isn't about terrorism. these are regular law enforcement investigations and this is investigating people's communications. these are would they talk to, who they e-mail, who they engage in online connections with, friends, family, colleagues and loved ones. >>reporter: 2009 twine and 2011 the numbers of orders for surveillance on telephones went up 60 percent. during the same period ordered for surveillance of e-mail and network data increased 361 percent. in the past, the device had to be attached to the phone to get this data but now it can be done by a phone company's call routing equipment. the aclu has done it without a judge considering the merits of each case. the justice department fired back saying in every instance cited a federal judge authorized this activity as new technologies are being use, and the use of orders signed by judge is essential for law enforcement to do their jobs, to carry out their duty. the aclu says the justice department failed to provide surveillance information required by law between 2000 and 2008 but since then has "cleaned up its act." >>shepard: american airlines reports a row of loose seats that forced a flight to land after take off on saturday. according to american airlines, the boston to miami flight was carrying 175 fell and it diverted to new york's john f. kennedy after three seats just came loose. the plane landed safely. no reports of anyone hurt. a spokesman says the airline is investigating. american airlines declared bankruptcy last year and is currently in a battle with the pilot union, not to say the matters are connected. >> there is new word on how many die will die of smoking without actually smoking themselves. there are some crazy new numbers . questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>shepard: new numbers own how many americans will die from smoking without smoking themselves. according to the study from the university of california at san francisco, second-hand smoke kills more than 42,000 people in the united states each year. that includes some 900 infants. african americans are especially at risk, particularly african-american infants indicating that it all adds up to $6.5 billion in lost productivity but many smokers do not buy it. a poll over the summer shows that one in four smokers say second-hand smoke is very harmful to adults, just one in four compared to 63 percent nonsmoker whose say it is very harmful. now we have the director of the decision of medical ethics at ny's medical center. these big numbers much >>guest: big numbers. the tragedy is people do not think clearly about this. if you are an infant, it does not take a lot of smoke to make you sick so second-hand smoke is bad, particularly for asthma, you are at high risk. a place with a lot of air pollution, imagine the los angeles smock and cigarette smoke, this is bad news. second-hand smoke is not good. >>shepard: you wonder what this leads to and you would think more regulations are on the way >>guest: i would favor more of that. if you have gruesome pictures of what the cancer looks like, we could are tougher. people are not taking the risk or assuming the danger, they are bistanders. >>shepard: and another study that is not enough, another study where experts say the warning of second-hand television in essence, they say even when kids are not sitting there glued to the television, the television could be on in the background and that is causing problems, just a tv someone else is watching. the study is from the "journal of pediatrics," finds american kids are spoked to four hour as day of background division. >>guest: this show exempt. >>shepard: among poor families it is nearly six hours a day. according to the reporting in this study it request affect we attention span and performance. >>guest: you leave the tv on in the background like radio, the kid stares at it and does not get exercise. it wines up depressing the intellectual function of the kids if they are watching soaps. clearly we have to educate parents if you want to spend time in the house and you don't want to be bored, engage the kids. you cannot just use the tv as the pacifier. >>shepard: the biggest reason for that is there is no interactive work with that television. >>guest: all one way, just back ground stuff. for some they turn it on and they are not watching it, it is noise that is distracting. but the kid is sitting there getting bored or getting numb watching whatever it is they have left on. not good for kids. >>shepard: i leave espn on a lot and it will just play and i don't pay that much attention until someone says the words "giants" or "rebels." then i am calm up in it. >>guest: they are saying giant as lot in the losing sense today. but in general what you want to do is tell the kids to get east stuff and have the stuff on if the background but be interactive. do not keep them there five hours while you are doing dishes or errands and they are nodding off. >>shepard: doctor, never thought about that one. >> that's science for you. >>shepard: everything will be harmful soon. thank you, doctor. >> the man behind brian griffin will host the biggest event in all of hollywood, and now a new gig hosting the oscars. 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>> paul: be sure to follow us on twitter. that shut for this week's edition. thanks to my panel and all of you watching. i'm paul gigot. we hope to see you right here next week. >>> on fox news watch. president talks foreign policy on "60 minutes". >> there will be bump orders the road. >> jon: media missed that and the gals on the view. >> i'm supposed to be eye candy. >> did the press pass on this to. >> he takes center stage at the u.n. >> i expect people will call me awful things every day. >> jon: how did the media treat his message? how did the news media react to the words and warnings from other world leaders? cnn reveals details from an ambassador's private journal and ignites bitter reaction in a debate over what is fair game. new details over the detailed attack in libya. reports of what the white house knew and when they knew it and press passes again. stumbles, stumbles and grumbles as replacement refs get replaced by the real deal officials. some in conservative press gather at star-studded gala. >> i never understood why cnn thought it would beat fox news at 9:00 p.m. with a british host who looks like he just got a really bad wedgey at a press school. >> jon: on the panel, judy miller. cal thomas, jim pinkerton and kirsten powers. i'm rick folbaum. we're on right now. >>> has recent events in the middle east given you any pause on the government that have followed arab spring? >> i said at the time this is going to be a rock did i path. the question presumes we could have stopped this wave of change. i think it was absolutely the right thing to do align ourselves with democracy. universal rights. a notion that people have to be able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continues to be pretty certain there are going to be bumps in the road. in a lot of these places, one organizing principle has been islam. >> rick: president obama on 60 minutes and numerous remarks on cairo attacks and bump in the road comments ignored by the media and steve had a follow-up on that comment. >> they never follow up with the president. fundamental flaw in the media's thinking as exhibit by steve croft. they say the organized principle is islam. it's not just islam but extremist wing and maybe turkey and deinz but we don't know where that is going where the fundamentalist islam has been nonviolent or promoted the equality of women. editorials in newspapers all missed this because they don't have a religious perspective. >> rick: the assassination of our ambassador, two former seals of a state department employee, where was the criticism over that comment? >> i think what the president was talking about was the broader context of the wave of change that in the wave of change they there is going to be bumps in the road. those people didn't interpret to mean that the death of four american officials is is a bump in the road. that being said there was so much in that 60 minutes interview. for example his calling netanyahu on a red line noise. there was so much that could have been followed up on and wasn't. i'm really surprised. >> rick: when governor romney delivered his initial response after the attack in benghazi he was ganged you. they coordinated their questions in the press conference. after the 60 minutes interview, nothing. >> a few words from governor romney i bet he wishes he could take back and bumps comment went by unnoticed. which takes me back to another occasion where another u.s. president used a awkward and that was president reagan in the wake of beirut bombing when all the marines were killed. president made some statement, it takes time to fix your kitchen. it was an awkward statement just like president obama wasn't minimizing it but it was a week's news how president reagan is out of it. big news this whole thing, mohammed morsi saying it's unacceptable, instead of siding but that is bump in the road. >> rick: collective outrage on the part of media? >> selective outrage. zero outrage of so many things that are outrageous. i guess most of outrage we've seen is this video that the administration elevated to a movie. it's not a movie. it's a youtube video that nobody ever saw. they are buying into this islamist line that there was a movie that somehow all these people saw. i also disagree with the idea of the president saying its bump in the road because it makes it sound like almost minor. what is going on is not minor having 20 different countries having anti-american uprisings in addition to having four americans killed is much more than a bump in the road. >> rick: so the president comes to new york and about to give his speech to united nations. in the years past they have had one on one meetings with world leaders. instead this president decided to go on the view. take a listen. >> coaching the girls on the court or trying to get everybody in coming on the same page? >> no contest. the girls play like a team. [ applause ] >> congress needs to take. they pass the ball and high five each other. >> rick: so whoop pi over netanyahu. >> the president started all this stuff when he went on the laugh in and president going on the show and said, sock it to me. it shows the president and mrs. obama light and smiling while all the others are speaking but when elizabeth has el batch starts to ask a question, hasselbeck, the president gets condescending and michelle obama's face is almost like this. >> rick: word that the president did have a conversation late in the week with the prime minister. the weight. media has covered the apparent problems between the two world leaders. what do you think? >> this is longest soap opera in foreign policy. we had to do something to make the damage less damaging. he did not have the 13 bilaterals he had the last time he was in new york. obama doesn't have any. media is saying that perfectly okay because the man is running for office. that is the explanation. to accept that on its face is i think a bit imprecise. >> rick: world leaders speak their mind at tusmt and how the media reacts. >> as president of our country and commander and chief of our military i accept people are going to call me awful things every day. i will always defend their right to do so. >> president obama takes center stage. did the media buy what he was selling and how did the media react to other leaders and crazy things they said. find out next on news watch. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >>. >>> the attacks in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> rick: president obama addressing the national general assembly on tuesday and how was the message received by the press? he didn't mention terror attacks. he talked a lot about youtube clip. how do you think the media responded? >> i think it was a forgettable speech. charles krauthammer was babbling. it's not the typical of media. netanyahu stole the show with the cartoon, right out of rocky and bullwin klef. that will be most famous images this year. >> rick: if you were following on twitter while he was giving his speech he was being mocked for using an illustration people said was car tuneish. >> he was supposed to draw a nuclear bomb instead of a symbol for a bomb. the outrage he would do this was so dispositive portion at. there was no outrage what he was saying, the idea of iran having a nuclear weapon was not offensive but that cartoon. [ laughter ] >> rick: what about the coverage of the speech? >> i thought the "new york times" played it as the lead story of the day. for obama it was very tough speech. he did talk about the importance of american values and commitment to first amendment which he hadn't emphasized before. so the press in general, jim said, they tried to forget -- i think necessity covered it at great length. i think people that were listening to the speech like iran got the message, but i don't think they did. >> rick: we talked a little bit about the prime minister. the wires services sent out a picture of the prime minister delivering his speech. let's take a look at this. why would they choose these two particular pictures to send out to clients all over the world. cal, what is up? >> this is so offensive. anybody who thinks that the media don't editorialize even in the pictures is a fool. the other thing they don't wish to understand is there is no moral equivalency between iran, israel and the united states. america and israel hold a certain values, pluralism and equal rights for women, we are in a cultural war, a clash of civilizations. media continue to buy into this myth that they bought into during world war ii and months and years preceding it that dictators can be appeased by giving something that they lack. you see that in editorials and columnists and "washington post" and l.a. times. >> rick: so photo editors, netanyahu posing as the worst dictator in the history of dictatorships. what were they doing in f not to show political bias? >> what is atrocious about this, i'm not a huge netanyahu fan per se, but they have so much an must towards him they don't display like they do with mahmoud ahmadinejad. i don't think they should be allowed to send out a picture like that, but you don't ever see them expressing anger or disgusted that discuss about wiping a nation off the map. >> rick: the post is owned by the same parent company as this network and that was the front page the other day. >> and it appears morgan syd, this was pretty good. they were looking -- but let's go back to how they covered obama's speech. krauthammer counted six apologies to the speech and then they figure out how to arrest the guy thatade the video. it would have been much different. they are clearly letting obama get away w with trouncing the person here to soothe relations, maybe a decent strategy to keep middle east mr. from boiling over. >> what was wrong were the speech, he was talking about terrorists and radical crazy people as if they care about it. he was speaking as if you just understood these things, we can sit down and talk, you will stop doing it. they don't care. the argument was completely wasted and the speech he should have given was more like netanyahu was giving which is serious speech playing out the threat to the country and western world. >> on the contrary i think he put it to our allies if egypt is still an ally. he put it to them. do not try and ask for our assistance offer wanted us to stay and help you if you don't take care of your violence problems. >> it was so effective that president morsi accused us of having a war against islam. >> the one thing he was supposed to do is make sure that american personnel and property was protected in egypt after an hour long conversation, that has been covered pretty well by the media. >> rick: more news watch stimulate ahead. if you see something that shows evidence of media bias, e-mail us at newswatch@foxnews.com. how the media are us using polls to push an agenda. >> the polls have them up, the polls have them down. which polls can you trust? are the media using the polls to focus on romney and ignore the terror attacks in libya and other real issues? answers are next on news watch. exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so different. oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on banners. >>. >> rick: just over five weeks until election day and both candidates are doing all they can to get their message out. media seems to be helping one candidate more than other. new poll asks who do national news organizations more time defending and attacking. they say 16% say the other way around. 47 say obama and attacking romney. >> when durable good orders falls and business investment cools down. 13% plunge as a mere cool down. >> rick: it sounds like the race is over and we haven't had the first debate yet? >> to be fair looking at the polls, i personally don't think it looks great for romney right now but the race could change by election day because we haven't had the debates. the media sort of wishful thinking trying to write off romney. i normally do not buy into ideas that the media is on board on one side. this is the exception. this campaign, this campaign season has been especially egregious in terms of them ignoring things that are bad about president obama and those things that mitt romney has done wrong. >> chris: cal, why? >> why? you would have to ask why? my goodness. first of all, these polls we talked about this before on the show. i'm opposed to news organizations doing their own polls and making news from them. what you are going to see about ten days before the election is a lot of story line being, hey the race is tightening because they want to sell newspapers. this is a sophisticated form of fortune telling. i passed by a psychic, let me see who is going to win the election but it's the same approach. >> rick: narrative that gets played out in the media, that it's almost over. if romney doesn't score big in the first debate in denver that it's definitely over. it's donors are going to jump him. does media create it or do they cherry pick and push those? >> this is where polls become so important. if you can cite a poll showing the gap between romney and obama growing and obama running away with it. you can really pile on and say, wow, this race is over. look early voting has begun in more than 20 states and 25% of the vote is actually determined by those early voters. you can make a case doing precisely kirsten warned about is prejudging the outcome of this election. >> rick: conservatives are not happy with the mainstream polls. a lot of talk about the polls being weighted incorrectly for a news consumer listening to your pearls of wisdom. what would you say how they should interpret the polling that should be done right now? >> if you are curious, go to unskewed polls.com an attempt to rate the polls. fox news poll has romney down five points. it suggests romney is down. pat who is not a republican and pollster, says, look, what the media are doing is hitting hard and spending their own money and deciding to spend money on polls in virginia and ohio states where obama is clearly clobbering romney. see, he is 8 points. he miss be losing nationwide. it's not completely wrong but it's to create a bandwagon effect that romney is a goner. >> rick: do you agree with him that we're going to hear tightening of the race and that is because the media wants to generated ratings or because there is a guilt on the mainstream media, maybe we should be covering this a little more fairly than we have bon been. you are shaking your head no? >> i do think media polls can be a little skewed. i have a friend that used to do it. ding, it's been cooked and here is what you wanted. the thing is, there is bias but it's evenly split. some are weighted towards republicans and some are weighted towards democrats so the real clear politics average so romney is down about four points. which i think sounds right to people. >> one thing media doesn't do is do a survey of previous polls. remember carter was going to clobber reagan and there have been a number of inaccuracys just like the fortune tellers. >> rick: is the media still ignoring what happened in libya. >> more details surface about the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in libya. al-qaeda terrorists behind the murders of our ambassador and three other americans. what did the white house know and when did they know it? why aren't the media crying fowl, that is venture miles for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you. but, with e capital one venture card... you can fly any airline, any flight, any time. double miles you can actually use. what's in your wallet? alec jr? it was a gift. next. >>. >> rick: here on news watch we cover the coverage even what that means is covering ourselves. we watched a man kill himself after a car chase. a suspect stole a car and led cops on a long high-speed chase. it ended on a dirt road where the suspect got out and ran, moments later he shot himself. fox channel showed where he shot himself and shepard smith apologized to viewers at the time. this was followed by a statement by vice president of news channel. we took every precaution to avoid every such live incident by putting helicopter pictures on five seconds delay. this was a result of severe human error and we apologize for what viewers saw on the screen. >> more than two weeks ago on september 11th our consulate in benghazi was attacked and our ambassador and three other americans were killed and the white house response has, shall we say, questionable. as the days passed the story is getting a bit more clear thanks to a journal kept by chris stevens. james rosen to tell us that piece of the puzzle and reaction over its use. >> at issue here is a hard bound book containing seven pages of handwritten notes made by ambassador stevens. they found journal three days after the attack there. stevens reportedly express concern about, quote, never ending security threats and he worried that he was on an al-qaeda hit list. state department spokesman the f.b.i. is investigating. however, a former u.s. ambassador told fox news megyn kelly the contents may expose, quote a failing in the overall approach to the region. >> i'm sure if he believed that security was a problem, he would have informed the state department's bureau. they would have made a threat assessment and taken necessary steps. fact that he and three americans were killed shows there was massive failure of security. >> at first cnn cited one source an aide to secretary clinton, they. they gave a furious statement by failing assurances reportedly gave to his family to return the journal. cnn executives dispute. that now enter michael hastings best known for having written the story for rolling stone a few years back that resulted in the resignation of stanley mcchrystal. he e-mailed, quote, why does the state department search the consulate and find the diary first. what other potential valuable intelligence was left behind? was any classified or top secret material also left? on classified material the answer is no, rinus shot back at him. you might want to ask cnn they took anything else from the crime scene. later on, why do you bother to ask questions you decided you know the answers to? why don't you hastings, fired back, aren't answers that are bs. and i understand why the investigation by the department of defense as reported by the "washington post" concluded beyond the doubt are unmitigated blank hole. how is that for a response. now, we have gotten that out of our system, i mean blank off. rinus did not respond to these comments. and they returned to the journal to state department on september 23rd. reporting for news watch, james rosen. >> rick: the diary and cnn finding it and using it as a source for its reporting. would any other news organization have done any differently? >> no. i can't understand white house and state department indignation over the reporting of obvious news. any news organization would have done that. they were trying to change the subject. they wanted to make it what looks now about incompetence or intelligence or failure to respond to an obvious threat. >> rick: we heard james reporting on -- this is an assistant deputy secretary of state, deputy assistant. what kind of way is that to have a conversation with a reporter? >> dana said, this is what you have now. has a little cadre who sees themselves as counter punchers and punching hard against the media and everybody else. it's a professional almost gild of spin doctors. now, we see one what they really sound and act like and talk like. everybody in politics knows them. >> rick: very little attention to this correspondent. mitt romney goes overseas during the summer and one of his aides has a little heated exchange with a reporter it's front page news. >> we have more evidence of the bias of mainstream media. i agree with judy it was news. big argument was between the state department and cnn as to whether it was some agreement was lived up to. here is the real problem. administration, obama administration wanted this diary out of the way as rapidly as possible because chris stevens was concerned he wrote in his diary about the lack of security. they don't want to be held accountable on that. there was a report on friday that links the potential of a budget cut for security at the state department with what happened in benghazi. they don't want their fingerprints on that one. >> if the goal was to change the subject as jim suggests, did it work? did they throw the media off the trail? >> media were on the trail. there was nobody to throw off. it's only been a few reporters who have been really on this story. i think that what is interesting what is in diary, the journal, it wasn't just an attack but concerned about al-qaeda. that is something, on fox news has reported on, they knew within 24 hours according to intelligence officials this was linked to al-qaeda. so that is why there was such a heavy -- this was trying to just crush this story to make sure that no other reporter would even go after it. >> rick: fox news has been reporting on it, as well. we'll pick up on that story. more on the terror attack on libya and charges of a cover-up when we come right back. ♪ leaving my homeland ♪ pling a lone hand ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly by night away from here ♪ ♪ change my life again ♪ ♪ fly by night, goodbye my dear ♪ ♪ my ship isn't coming ♪ and i just can't pretend oww! ♪ [ male announcer ] careful, you're no longer invisible in a midsize sedan. the volkswagen passat. the 2012 motor trend car of the year. that's the power of german engineering. 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[ male announcer ] red lobster's endless shrimp is back... but only foa limited time! try as much as you like, any way you like! like parmesan crusted simp just $14.99. i'm ryaisabell and i sea fd differently. >>> i'm bret baier state department announced that is temporarily withdrawing more staff from libyan and tripoli. they hope to return them early next week but they will reassess. this comes two weeks after the deadly attack in benghazi. even though the administration initially and repeatedly denied that assault with terrorism, it was at the same time working with the assumption it was just that. >> rick: that is bret baier and even though the white house claimed the attack in benghazi was due to a spontaneous reaction to a u kluib clip insulting to muslims they knew it was terror attack. was there a cover-up. why would the white house internally classify something as terror and send ambassador susan rice days later to claim it was responsible taken chris? >> that is question. it appears there is a cover-up. i've been trying, judy has been trying to track down what has happened. you are told what they were operating under the best information she had and she was kousmg it with most recent information. she was so specific but it was just contrary to common sense. there is no -- to compare what was happening in cairo to say that the movie caused it. protestors don't care rp gs and things like that. so the media had a disturbing lack of curiosity about this and holding their feet to the fire. >> there is another element. up in news cycle the desire to get something out into the public arena quickly often brings mistakes like this. i think as colin powell demonstration at the u.n. supposedly in iraq and went on the sunday talk showing. he was talking about what he thought at the time was true. it may or may have been true and stuff may have gone to syria, but this is function of news cycle. >> the statement months in preparation, colin powell. this was the opposite. this was kind of playing rope-a-dope with the media. it's 17 days after the attack on u.s. consulate to be determined al-qaeda related. that is triumph for them in terms of fogging up the issue for two and a half weeks. >> there is a political motivation. this is white house administration that doesn't like to talk about a war on terror. that wants to create the impression and narrative that al-qaeda is weak to the point of being nearly ineffective and terror attack by an al-qaeda backed group on our consulate in benghazi smacked in the face of that? >> precisely. that is why you had the unwillingness to back off until the facts won't say anything about else about ridiculous notion that was brought about a movie. there were two attacks, people must separate them. one may or may not have been related to some people protesting. why do we not know the answer to that question? secondly there was another attack four hours lakes at the secret annex. it was because of the media we know this was a c.i.a. installation. not because congress and senators have been asking the question. >> as mark twain said a lie can get around halfway around the world... for the most part media has been back on the campaign. again, mission accomplished. >> we know one thing for sure, if it was a republican president there would have been calls for an independent council and investigations by congress and the suffix gate would have been next to libya. >> somebody talked about benghazi already. and coming up replacement reffiasco. >> the real re back on the job. did the media blitz forced them to end the lunacy on the field? we'll tackle that next on news watch. are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99. it's got that sweet honey taste. but no way it's 80 calories, right? no way, right? lady, i just drive the truck. right, there's no way right, right? have a nice day. [ male announcer ] 80 delicious calories. fiber one. >>. >> rick: football fans giving referees a standing ovation after they ironed out a deal to end the walkout. replacement refs made a bunch of bad calls. especially one that gave a winning touchdown against the pack others monday night. >> somebody must have stuck up for the replacement refs. i never saw that person. i never seen anything where paul ryan and barack obama agreed. >> rick: and we have wisconsin governor scott walker famous for being outset unions coming out in favor of the referee union. >> absolutely. wonderful field day for cartoonists. cartoons for referees that have no memory or let somebody else try it. it's a great cartoon. no debate here. >> is that political pandering all these politicians and rallying around a no-brainer cause? >> it seems like no-brainer but i never pretend anything that relates to sports. >> rick: oh, come on. >> let's pick up on that. "time magazine" called it pander bowl. there is something good that came out of this. i think we ought to consider replacement journalists. [ laughter ] >> anchors that three networks. "new york times" and "washington post" and get replacements and do better. >> we already have them, they are called blogers. >> you are seeing the power of social media. >> this in some measure a tweet driven story. everybody jumped in and they chose one particular medium to do it. >> rick: it demonstrates there is so much more that unites us? >> kirsten and you are united we were too busy worried about libya. >> but any spillover from this. next time governor walker has to run for reelection, the opponent is going to be putting up his tweets in favor of referee union? >> you have to understand about wisconsin, green bay packers, nobody messes with them. rush limbaugh is disappointed that the replacement refs would hit the ratings, people were tuning in to see what the next screw up would be. >> coming up next, the biased media. a little bit more vanilla? this is great! 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[ male announcer ] humana. >>. >>> as we have seen with the success of fox news and talk radio, liberal media get very upset when their territory is invaded by up start outsiders, andrew bright bart was an up start and an outsider. >> rick: who is that? cal thomas at 25th anniversary at gala. he was awarding the william f. buckley award prevented to andrew bright bart. the other awards, dishonor awards handed out for the worst bias of the world. jonas goldberg had the honor of awarding one of dishonors. >> this is point of personal privilege we are doing the barbra streisand award for political stupidity. i have a mild obsession for barbra streisand. it's not a healthy obsession. one of the reasons why is when the l.a. times picked me up as columnist. barbra streisand cancelled her subscription to the l.a. times in protest. in my career there are very few high watermarks than that. look, in all fairness, conservatives shouldn't be such pains in the ass to hollywood liberals but the simple fact fastest rooted to their brain. the winner goes to baby higo, sean penn. >> he has what to get the "n" word out of the white house party. the tea party party. there is a big bubble coming out of their heads, can we just lynch him. >> competitors for the highest dishonor or the worst reporter in the history of man, were katie couric, brian gumbil and brian williams and dan rather and the winner, drum roll, katie couric kheows by the conditions. there she is right there. cal you were at the ceremony last night. there was a round of applause. right like the old shows on tv where the metered goes but it's always a fun time to be together. 25 years and they do a tremendous job. personally i love barbra streisand and i have most of our albums. >> rick: remembering andrew bright bart. a great, breitbart. he has taught me a lot. i think this is the wave of the future. not only to hold the e
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[ laughter ] >> eric: eye candy. you know, it's outrageous that you make time for your celebrity pals. meanwhile, the world is crumbling. american diplomats dragged through the street of libya. pakistani libya putting bounties on american citizens' heads. here at home, the american economy is in shambling. obamanomics turned it to food stamp obama nation. war on jobs is crushing the middle class. as american cities declare bankruptcy for the first time ever. so, go ahead with "the view." go ahead with "letterman show." the clooney dinners. i understand you're eye candy. i understand you have your priorities. unfortunately, your priorities don't line up with ours. >> bob: that was very depressing. >> eric: it is depressing. >> bob: okay. >> eric: it is depressing. the man has time for the view and letterman but can't meet with netanyahu or tackle the major issues going on in america: jobs. >> bob: i would venture to say most presidents up for re-election, general assembly of the u.n. in september of election year don't have a lot of bilateral meetings -- >> dana: if you're going to say that, why don't you check it out first. we have polls who do things like that all day. >> bob: i checked in with -- >> dana: so you can say -- >> eric: we checked with the people in the brain room and they tell us for the first time in two decades, a sitting president hasn't met bye laterally with anybody. >> bob: anybody? >> eric: yep. >> andrea: you could answer this. bush at this time in his presidency met with number of countries. >> dana: i didn't deal a lot with the u.n. except for climate change. but they said everybody should make time for whoopi. >> greg: true. possibly pay for it. unusual. all this talk about obama skipping intel briefings is a farce. "the view" is an intel briefing. i mean, think about it, he finds out how joy feels about terror threats in somalia, as well as menopause. you can't get the two anywhere else. brownie recipes. i want him on the view. better for him to talk foreign policy with the biddies than have him talk to foreign policy leaders. my mom used to give me my toys and put me in the closet to keep me from breaking things in the living room. that's "the view." >> bob: that explains it. >> greg: i took the toys and made it to a monster and killed everybody. >> andrea: if you are a foreign leaders that the president stood in front of today and was trying to address in what he thought was a serious manner, how are you supposed to take anything he said seriously? one he won't meet with you or he'd rather meet with the ladies of the view. remember before it was leading from behind and now it's leadinleading in absentia. he is not there. >> bob: he should be damned for not meeting with the -- [over talk ] >> bob: tell you why he is on the view. he does well with single women. not well with married women. >> greg: that is an insult because the assumption is women don't care about foreign policy. i'm sure the fans of the view think the middle east is between ohio and new york. so he has no tough questions. he just cruises right through. there is no julia in the middle east. so there is no vote there. >> andrea: think how many women are unemployed, too. they're home, don't have jobs and watch him on couch with ladies of "the view." >> bob: smart schedule. >> eric: allow me. "new york times" today, open it up to page four and the international section. great article called "while u.n. beckons clinton, obama takes in "the view"." it says the campaign advisor acknowledge in the election year, along with what you're saying, campaigning trumped meetings with world leaders saying look, this is a quote, look, if he met with one leader, he'd have to meet with ten. anonymous white house aide. so what if he has to meet with ten? >> bob: i can tell you why. it takes time away from campaigns. >> eric: is that what you want? really? >> dana: i think it's a terrible decision. it's one they could have avoi avoided. they have no exde dexterity. of the events that happened last week, why couldn't you say actually, i'm going to meet with angela merkel who is dealing with a possible currency collapse. in trying to bail out the rest of the country in europe. it will effect us at home. i could meet with the chinese and press them on human rights. it could meet with the north african leaders to talk to them about the growing threat of al-qaeda there. then i could meet with pakistan, afghanistan, and iraqis and tell them better get your act together and get in line. that would have been a presidential thing to do. it would be different if he did something like "the view" every once in a while. he does it constantly. that's all anybody talks about. >> bob: he has had conversations with merkel about the euro and all that. >> andrea: but it would be different if the middle east wasn't burning down right now. >> bob: it's not burning down. >> dana: if it wasn't the u.n. general assembly this week. >> andrea: who are the leaders asking for the meetings, too. they asked in egypt and he rebuffs them and they asked in israel and rebuff them. specifically asked in libya, the same thing. these are the countries that we saw the chaos and murders happen. he is saying you know what? i'm too busy for you. it doesn't make me feel good. guest if you saw this evasive amateurish response under bush, "new york times" would scream for impeachment. the media again for some reason is covering up the incompetence. i've seen better journalism in bazooka joe wrapper. >> bob: your commitment to the u.n. is really -- >> greg: that is true. good point. that is a good point. >> bob: great state. >> greg: good point. you're right. >> eric: i don't think anyone is making the point that u.n. is a great platform or there is any use for it. why not take the opportunity to meet with several world leaders at one time? i can't get over israel. busy with things going on here. no. he came to him. why not sit down? >> bob: i think the -- [ overtalk ] it's a mistake. >> andrea: that's probably the biggest mistake. egypt and lib yeah. but he is running on foreign policy. this is supposed to be his strength. he could have used it as an opportunity to say look at how in touch i am. especially after the intelligence briefing. >> eric: why is romney letting obama run foreign policy now. why isn't he changing the debate rhetoric back to the economy? let's create outrage and say not meet with the world leaders. >> andrea: good point. it's unfortunate, when romney did come out and try to criticize the president and we know he was right in what he said. we found out two weeks later, seems like he shied away. he was right. he should continue to hammer home the point. but the media went after him. they went after him. he was right. >> bob: your question is on point here. here is the fact that this election probably about the smallest number of people going to the polls voting on foreign policy than any i can think of in recent years. right? so to keep the ball on foreign policy keeps it off of the main issues that people will vote on. >> dana: i don't think this is about foreign policy. this is about decency and about how he has conducted himself as president. some people might like going on the show, pimp with a limp and doing letterman in the same week. honestly, bob, president of the united states, commanderer in chief does interview with pimp with a limp? then he did letterman the same week. then on "the view." forgot, sorry, right? that same day he had a big event with jay-z and beyonce with $300 bottle of champagne from the floor to the ceiling. this is more of, it's not necessarily about foreign policy. is this the kind of president that you want to have? >> bob: he has been on letterman, kelly rippa, whoever that is. >> dana: seriously? >> eric: do me a favor. i want to run the sound bite. think of this in context of why would president obama say something so outrageous unless he wanted to keep the conversation on the middle east. on foreign policy? listen. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there will be bumps in the road. in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle is islam. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are developments we don't want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east. not just be merciful or be mercy of the events of the middle east. >> eric: this drives me crazy that mitt romney bites on this stuff. if president obama said something so outrageous that people dying in middle east is a bump in the road, he knows he is waiting for the romney come pain to bite and every other media outlet to bite, too. he did and we did. >> bob: good point. not only that, romney offers no specifics about what he'd do. easy to say we need a leader to do something about it. well, what? >> greg: the point of the bump in the road thing if anybody else said that, again, the media would have had, would have been a sharkfest. again, this is like they are -- the media making the decisions about this election. they are the most dispottic entity today. >> dana: the georgetown cocktail circumstancele in d.c. is aghast that president obama wouldn't meet with the u.n. leaders. one after another they're coming out. i want to correct something i said yesterday. i said "60 minutes" should have demanded to see president obama after the september 12 interview before it ran on "60 minutes." i'm changing my mind. obama team should have asked to go back and do an interview, because now what they did, what they've done is not knowing what happened on september 11 in libya, or knowing and covering it up, now they have a situation where the president calls it a bump in the road. >> bob: i was thrown out of the georgetown cocktail circle. >> eric: stay on bump in the road. did he say something outrageous to keep the focus on -- >> bob: listen, we said this over and over again. the more you spend time not talking about the economy the better is it for barack obama. >> andrea: i think he had to say "bump in the road" knowing that the media wouldn't cover it. but two, saying anything else makes it clear it was a successful terrorist attack on 9/11 under his watch. he can't do that. to the point about asking him what he would do, that tough talk, i think he thinks the american people don't want to hear it. women voters don't want to hear it. they have war fatigue and they don't want to go to war. >> greg: when you throw people under the bus -- >> dana: but we are at war. that's what bothers me. women like straight talk. we can see with our own eye what is is happening. instead of saying that one word, "terror" he calls it the bump in the road. >> eric: president obama won't use the "t" word when referring to libyan embassy attack. let me give you a hand. terror. terrorist. terrorism. later, president obama's campaign, chief campaign spokesperson stephanie cutter says women don't really care about the last four years. >> that is the other thing that you find most often with women. they're not really concerned about what is happening in the last four years. >> eric: andrea and dana may have a thing to say about that. you hear from them next on "the five." ♪ ♪ thank you. thank you for serving. thank you. we thank the troops for all the support they've given us, but how do we thank the ones who support them? thank you for your service. thanksusa provides scholarships to the spouses and children of our troops and helps give a future to the people who support the troops the most. thanks for supporting them. thank you for your dedication. go to thanksusa.org to see how you can express your appreciation for what they do for our heroes thank you. go to thanksusa.org now. thank you. >> dana: earlier obama was on "the view" and spoke about the attacks in benghazi but won't call it terrorism. listen to this. >> there is no doubt that the weapon used, ongoing assault, it wasn't just a mob action. the attacks on zillians in benghazi were attack on america. no doubt we'll be relentless to track down the killers and bring them to justice. >> dana: charles krauthammer thinks he knows why. >> this objective between now and november nothing happens in the world as if he can stop it, but ignore the middle east, ignore the iranian problem, ignore the debt ceiling and the cliff. get over the finish line. >> dana: this is your sound bite. it messed it up. i remembered something, it's not thingous do in america to trip you up in a campaign but things that happen to you. >> andrea: they are tripped up for a long time. listening to the speak at the u.n. cognitive dissonance was astounding. first the president came out and said that the defensive free people reflects universal value. then he says true democracy demands citizens cannot be thrown in jail for what they believe. but we arrested the guy who made the video. then he said we're committed to helping you in the fight for democracy. if you don't secure american, which you shouldn't rely on them to do, we'll leave. >> bob: what is cognitive dissonance? >> andrea: competing theories through your brain. >> dana: we went ten days to call it different things. they blame it on the video and friday the spokesperson said it's self-evident it's terrorism. today, president obama didn't call it terrorism. why is that? >> bob: i think charles krauthammer is wrong here. they want the focus on the mideast and europe. a lot of other things around the world. keep it off of the u.s. u.s. economy. why does he call it terrorism is the million dollar question. the saudis or egyptians got to him. they decide they don't want to use that word. >> dana: comforting. >> because we talk about it and we'll blame him. he said terrorism september 19 and backed off of it. they're rabbit. send the rabbit out. chase the rabbit. meanwhile we are talking about whether it's terrorism. romney is biting on it. it's irrelevant. four ambassadors are dead. planned. we know it. move on. >> greg: it's clearly not terrorism. self-esteem implosion. mandate disaster. the speech today, it was a foreign policy version of that warning that comes on a mattress label. you know, it's like we don't stand for this. but i'll tear it off anyway. first he says it's not about the video. then he says it's not about the video. you get a straighter response from silly straw. he did strike a careful balance between appeasement and apiecement. >> bob: eric's point is well taken. why does romney continue to bite -- >> dana: the administration is covering something up in past 12 days. let's listen to senator barassa who was on last night. >> i think the president is way offbase on this. i sit on the foreign relations committee. top secret briefing on what happened in libya. they're stone walling. >> dana: i don't think the administration does want us to talk about this. >> eric: how much of the vote will swing if it's terrorism or they knew? when they find out, they are not going to find out in 42 days. it's whatever we find out, we chase the rabbit until january, february of next year. then find out. >> andrea: i agree with dana. they don't want us talking about the economy or foreign affairs. they want to us talk about mitt romney and how he wants to prevent women getting birth control. that's what they want to talk about. >> dana: you are chasing a robert there. >> andrea: i think romney can attack him on both. i think it plays to larger theme. he doesn't know what he is doing. he doesn't know what he is talking about. >> dana: greg has a great point. >> greg: my favorite, my favorite part about this speech is when he says muslim suffered the most at the hands of extreme. leaving out extremism is caused by muslims. love that. if you want to know how somebody should respond, at the u.n., after one of your diplomats is brutality murdered turn to allen west. read what he said. i'm doing this for you, bob. future does not belong to those who attack the embassy and kill ambassadors. the angel of death in the form of an american bald eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence. this is how savages understand evil. you tell them you are going to die. you don't appease. that is why he has to run for president. >> andrea: he said if you don't defend our americans we will leave. they want to us leave. >> dana: more to protect the muslims that die at hands of extremism more than anybody else. >> bob: i agree. >> greg: love the angel of death in american bald eagle. >> bob: only he would say that and only you would cheer it on. >> eric: is there any question between now and 42 days from now something will be returned? i don't know. terror cell, but make sure it's done for the right reason. not campaign event. >> bob: u.s. -israel attack iran. >> dana: not declaring that. play with my lip gloss. give him the rabbit back. coming up marx donna has aed vice for the upcoming election for her fans last night. >> don't bet [bleep] on obama, okay? >> dana: with that line she was just getting started. we show you the rest when we come back, y'all. ♪ ♪ >> andrea: president obama wants to make women feel so good that they will vote for him in november. but deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter doesn't think that women seem to care about what has been happening the last four years. >> we will continue doing what we have been doing, trying to get the president's message out on the ground. whether in suburban area of northern virginia, denver or ohio, to talk about what the president wants to do in the future. that is the other thing you find most often with women. they're not really concerned about what has happened in the last four years. they want to know what happen in the next four years. >> andrea: i think stephanie cutter is not concerned with the last four years amend only concerned with the next four years so she can keep her job. >> dana: i don't know what she is talking about. maybe we hang out with different women. >> greg: bob does. [ laughter ] >> andrea: they are not concerned with the -- >> dana: they're not allowed to vote is the other thing. that is all i hear from women, they are mad or concerned about the last four years. yes, of course, that is why both parties are going after them, they want to know what will happen in the next four years but they base decision on what has happened to their family and the terrorism front in the last four years. last four days. >> bob: there is a rule in politics you never ever describe what the electorate is thinking about or has in the past. to stand up there, i don't know where she came up with that, this is the last thing you have been thinking about. >> 7.8 is the unemployment rate for women. 5.7 million women unemployed. if you ask them the right track, wrong track, is the country on the right or wrongtrack, most think that we're on the wrong track. women do care. >> eric: talk to the 500,000 women who used to be employed in america and aren't employed in the four years that president obama has been president. they care, too. but we are supposed the believe from stephanie cutter and the campaign that forget the last four years, except when it comes to romney, remember when his taxes we don't know what he did in taxes. remember when 15 years ago he was at bain capital? >> andrea: greg, shouldn't men be upset? think about it. romney was hammered talk about the 47%. there is 49% of the country that is men. president obama isn't talking about them. >> greg: we are so marginalized. he never talks about my love life and how to subsidize my love life. that costs money, too. i have to go pay for that. that is not fair. that creates a lot of stress in my life. it causes me to drink. i often fall down. i'll hurt myself. i have goto go to the e.r. think about all the business of the e.r. because of sexual rejection. >> bob: you know something? nobody takes in account how much it costs, sexual stuff costs. but let me say this. if i were the romney campaign, this would worry me. you say how much trouble the country is in. the number of people think it's on the wrong track is down in battleground states. for the first time, obama is above 50% in favorbility in the job rating. >> dana: wait is that the beckel almanac? >> bob: no, the battleground poll. >> dana: what about the gerbil washington poll yesterday? yesterday -- george washington poll yesterday? >> eric: weren't we talk about stephanie cutter? bost my job is get you off topic. >> dana: women are concerned about the debt. they think about their children and their future and looking at the fact that the taxes will go up. if the congress and president obama don't start working on the problem now. the gas prices are going up. especially with continued uprisings in the middle east. that will definitely -- oil prices will go up. gas will go up and food goes up. so the last four years matter. >> greg: you know what it is? you see that her assumption is we don't care about bombs. we care about the single woman grad student with the obama decal on the dorm who has never had to really pay or look at a bl in her life. because her parents have taken care of that. >> bob: they think about their kids moving back in the house with them. imagine what it's like to have you come back? >> greg: i moved back for one year. entertaining. >> dana: in the new ad that president obama is running from the speech at the convention, it was i haven't done as much as i thought i could do. i want to do more. i promise to do more. in the future. their own messaging is saying they are looking at the last four years to base it going forward. you are right. why not try to persuade some of those republican women, or independent women and some of the state states she mentioned and get them to your side rather than marginalize them. >> eric: why single out women? everyone should forget about the last four years. >> andrea: isn't saying forget about the last four years that people don't care a past acknowledgment, you have nothing to tout for the last four years if stephanie cutter saying forget it? concern about obamacare and everything else? every election is determined by married women. they are reliable voters, swing voters. to write them off is fatal. this president has. >> bob: the number of people who will swing this election have in their polling not thought about the last four years. the idea married women swing elections i have problems with. >> andrea: that's from bob, our expert who thinks too much time thinking about women. coming up, what america is waiting for. political advice from madonna and miley syrus. don't miss it next. ♪ ♪ ♪ e." ♪ ♪ >> greg: i work out to that. remember mtv "rock the vote"? it's back with a new ad featuring mylus syrus. >> we will stand our grand. >> we will be brave. >> brave. >> brave. >> we will be heard. >> we will. >> we will. >> we will organize. >> we will vote. >> because we matter. >> because you matter. >> greg: no, you don't. you don't matter. kathy griffin you have jokes older than miley syrus. miley says we will stand our grand. okay. against what? exactly what? what is america doing to today's spoiled mindless celebritys? how has the nation infringed on pop stars? what did we suddenly band? cutoffs? bleach? prescription? oxycontin? if that was the case i'd be with miley. i'm on one of those right now. standing ground on what? the right to flash your naval? why is mitt tone death on this issue? high unemployment and kids never leaving home. you've skipped four decade and now you belong to aarp. all you need is needle point and arthritis. the hip celebrities don't care, because they're rich. they think it's cool to vote for the cool guy. no wonder they love obama. he turned the world of governance to high school. vote for "o" is vote for mr. popular. not that cold evil mr. meanie, mr. romney. if a message features miley as the messenger, the intended recipient is as deep as contact lens. maybe it will get the youth to vote for obama. unless "twilight' on. >> bob: isn't that hanna montana? >> greg: used to be. >> bob: i hate that show. barney. that's the other one. if i could have shot that dinosaur i would have shot him 100,000 times. >> greg: well, that is wrong. i think you owe barney an apology. >> greg: do you think having rich young self-satisfied ecocentric people telling you oh to vote or what to vote or what to do? >> dana: i have never been one to be star struck. certainly not by the crew that just ran through. >> greg: dierks bentley. >> dana: okay, if he told me to -- >> eric: vote for obama? >> dana: even that, i could not do that. >> greg: if he didn't drive you to the voting booth and tell you to vote for obama? >> dana: i'd pretend i would vote for obama. country music stars don't tell you who to vote for. they make their living pretending to be somebody else. that is why they're confused and they don't understand the tea party. get out of hollywood once in a while. >> greg: they're just helping their career. talk about madonna. >> andrea: you are being unfair to miley. she is dealing with this important matter of electes the next president but she is explaining why she shaved her head and dyed it bleach blonde. that is the controversy. it's stressful for her. >> greg: it is. >> bob: how do you shave your head and then dye it? >> greg: cut her hair. this is madonna giving advice to voters at a concert. roll. >> y'all better vote for [bleep] obama, okay? [ applause ] >> greg: she agrees with you finally. >> eric: that's great! bottom line is madonna is trying to be relevant. look at these people, miley, madonna, kanye west and i look at my 14-year-old son saying how is he -- how is he going to make it? walk across the street and buy an extra candle and pray to the lord above he makes it through this. >> andrea: a master media manipulator. at the first concert, she ripped out her breast. that didn't work. next she brought guns on the stage after colorado shooting. now my last shot, we'll call obama a muslim. >> dana: like angelina jolie, a-up ambassador to the world. she could have done a lot of good. she is making an -- >> bob: she had a gun out in colorado? why didn't she shoot barney while she was at it. >> greg: she said if president obama wins she will strip on stage but that guarantees romney will win. we don't need to see this. another embarrassment for n.f.l. after replacement refs make a mistake on the field. could it end the referee lockout or the world as we know it? probably the former, not the latter. the latter is the second one, right? i can't remember. ♪ ♪ ♪ people we rely on in the morning can rely on dulcolax laxative tablets overnight. they give you predictable overnight relief to help get you feeling like yourself again in the morning. dulcolax laxative tablets. keep you moving. ♪ feeling free. ♪ >>> did you watch that packer game last night? i mean, give me a break! is it time to get the real refs. it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, time to get out. >> bob: okay woody woodpecker, g.o.p. vice presidential nominee paul ryan taking a pot shot at president obama over the controversial call in the game last night. the seattle seahawks were robbed of a win after replacement refs couldn't tell the difference between a touchdown an interception. >> eric: actually, the packers were robbed of the win. >> bob: packers were robbed of the win. it didn't watch the game. the n.f.l. -- thank you very much, whoever wrote that. thank you. i have enough trouble trying to say i graduate graduated grah school. the packers. n.f.l. issued a statement. watch this. the quarterback goesp up to get the ball, eight seconds left to go. watch. this we'll see it in slow motion. this is so playtant. offensive pass interference. never see one in all the time i played the game. watch this. pushes him out of the way. they both come down with the ball. the issue is not who had the ball. offensive player has the right over the defense. they're both holding it down. but the blatant -- you two are really interested. >> greg: can i tell you something interesting? >> bob: no. not until i finish watching this. that was as bad as offensive pass interference charge i've seen. >> andrea: you just said it was the packers and the since gnatty team and you said the packers won. you're worse than refs now. >> bob: that is clear. it didn't write that crap. somebody else wrote it. okay? >> eric: replacement producer. >> bob: that's what it was. >> greg: i find interesting is on morning joe this morning, bill clinton weighed in on the refereeing. he is the expert on blown calls, because he made so many mistakes. it's his administration. he made a lot of mistakes. >> bob: dribble, dribble, dribble, pass the ball to you, buddy. you got it now. this is now becoming a to be a farce. don't you think it's now time for this to get resolved and the officials? >> eric: yeah. last week we were on record saying they did a good job. make the deal. your contract straight. this is another issue where unions get away with -- take everything away from what matters. >> andrea: are we surprised they made bad calls? because the news today is they came from the lingerie league. used to have the bra straps strapped. >> greg: that is harder. >> bob: do you notice how much greg and dana were paying attention to this segment? >> dana: i was laughing. >> bob: writing notes back and forth. i do think you have now come from division ii schools, in college. trying to do a game faster and much more complicated. they will change -- what troy aikman called a joke. i thought they were doing a good job. >> andrea: how could you think that? the first game of the season when the jets played buffalo they took too long to spot the ball and penalized bills for that. comedy of errors. >> eric: karl rove in the hallway today and said why doesn't romney suspend the campaign and say let me use my olympic skill it and negotiate back to the n.f.l. >> greg: that wasn't karl rove. i told you that. >> eric: carrying a white board. >> andrea: i'm surprised you said that. you are a private sector guy. most dangerous thing on the refs on the field is politician. president obama involved, john sweeney from the state of new jersey banning replacement refs. stay out of it, government. >> bob: one more thing. ♪ ♪ [cell phone beeps] hey! so, same time next week? well, of course. announcer: put away a few bucks. feel like a million bucks. for free tips to help you save, go to ♪ feed the pig >> eric: all right. time for one more thing. you're up first. >> andrea: okay. in 2009 remember president obama said this -- >> america and islam are not exclusive. need not be in competition. instead they overlap and share common principles of justice and progress. tolerance and dignity of all human beings. >> andrea: that was the speech to cairo. he talked about war on women but how about war on muslim women. this is something the president has not talked about. he had an opportunity to talk about the real war on women, which is where women are killed in the middle east, honor killings. a lot can't drive. if they're rapeed they need four male witnesses. he dropped the ball on the subject. so when you hear him talk about the real war on women it's in the middle east that he shirked. all women, not just liberals should be outraged about it. if you want to read more go to new york daily news site. i wrote a column on it. >> bob: you did. >> eric: move on, quickly. andrea gave me this cup and i'll use it every day. i love it. take a look at the recent celebrities who adopted rescue dogs. the first is by ryan gossling. the second is adopted by misha bar top. the third, adopted by hillary swank. >> andrea: tell them why. your nickname is coach. it call you "coach." >> dana: i want to something i heard this weekend at the wildcater award. in -- is it fun and interesting. people should pay attention. in north dakota they have the lowest unemployment rate in nation because they take advantage of the hydraulic fracking technology we talk about. this is interesting. they have a $1.6 billion state budget surplus. the most cor vets in the -- corvette in the nation are in north dakota. >> greg: that was quite informative. >> dana: is it my one more thing is about. >> greg: you get a red star on the report card. >> dana: gold. >> greg: banned phrase is actually not a phrase but a body movement. phaseer talk is what people take their blackberry or iphone and they talk in it to like this. as if on a reality show. you're not. >> dana: i agree. >> greg: dufus walking down the street looking like a freak. this isn't "star trek." shut up! [ laughter ] >> bob: i want the producers to make an announcement that the bowles is this -- super bowl is thursday, you probably know. the five will be on the air prior to the pre-game. who is playing in it again? >> eric: do your one more thing? >> bob: mitt romney and his taxes, guess w
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>>> welcome to "red eye." i'm greg gutfeld or as i am known in new jersey, ms. new jersey. let's go to andy levy. andy, what's coming up on tonight's show? >> the seattle seahawks got a well-earned win against the green bay packers in the emerald city on monday night. >> yeah, right. and president obama talks to the ladies of "the view" and the unite -- the united nations general assembly. our allstar panel will try to find out what is worse. stick around and find out. >> thanks, andy. >> you becha, greg. >> did you do okay with me out sick? >> okay. >> a lot of medications i am on right now. >> i am not sure how that is any different. >> it is definitely screwing up my sentence structure. >> again, i am not sure how that is any different. >> go away. she gets men off every day, and sometimes women. i am here with criminal defense attorney remi spencer. and he is so sharpen sills use him to take their s.a.t.s. he is new york posted for y'all writer robert george, two first names. gotta like that. portugal is considered a sandwich. it is bill schulz. and he just landed the role of bender in the breakfast club off broadway musical which means he can quit his job as a strip club doorman. it is jesse joyce. >> a block, the lede, that's the first story. >> does something smell in the nfl? and will a bad call lead to their down fall? i speak of the replacement refs who have been under fire all season, but never more so than monday night when a blown call gave the seattle sea birds a winning homerun. watch this, this watchers. >> the game's final play is a lob to the end zone which is fought for by tate with jennings simultaneous, who has it? who do they give it to? touchdown! >> reminded me of something that happened in my living room. replays clearly show it was an ter exception which would have ended the game with a packers victory. odds makers in vegas says $300 million changed hands. what does that mean? that's because of the blown call. it even united democrats and republicans with president obama tweeting "nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs lockout is settled soon." why to take a stand, bho. and paul ryan, vp nominee chimed in -- give him a break. it is probably time to get the real refs. >> i mean, give me a break. it is time to get the real refs. you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it is time to get out. >> he did that before the infomercial he filmed on the solo flex. pretty impressive. the lingerie football league issued a statement saying it fired some of the guys the nfl is using as replacement refs because of their incompetence. let's go to "red eye" football analyst, cat on bench. cob. >> job market does not just hurt young adults. it hurts kittens, cat, whatever you are. jesse, are you a part-time ref for the got roller derby -- the goth roller derby league, easy for me to say. muscle relaxants do not work well with my mouth these days. are we too hard on these guys ? >> on whom, the refs? >> yes. >> i don't care. they are not 12. i know it is like an unpopular position to be taking. i think they should have given it to grown bay. mostly because they should determine who wins the game based on what city needs it most. green bay has nothing. that's all they have is football, and that's why detroit should be the 27-year in a row world champion. >> it is self-esteem professional sports. ityou are a nice man. >> it has been at least a year since green bay won a title for goodness sakes. >> but that's all they have. they need that. >> detroit is like the book of ely of the -- book of ely. write that down. >> i will write that down, and i don't know why. rob, do you want to say something? >> i want to pose a question to you first. is this the worst call in sports history? i include the billy jean king ripoff over bobbie rigs? >> it is way up there, but the nfl does this every few years. >> i was joking by the way. >> 10 years ago -- was it 10 years ago they basically gave the game to the new england patriots with the tuck rule? it is absolutely ridiculous. it was a horrible, horrible call, and then the nfl said it was a simultaneous catch even though their own rule as they explained why it wasn't a simultaneous catch, and this is one of -- i'm sorry, this is one of those cases where the nfl owners are making -- are giving the 1% a bad name. >> bill by the way is an expert on the tuck roll. that's how he makes an extra $80 when he is traveling. remi, you are a woman, do you want us to repeat the segment so you can comment on it? >> are you kidding? i am outraged. this makes me so angry. i am furious. i care so much about football i am actually wearing stripes in support of the refs. actually, not at all. i couldn't careless about the story. i know nothing about it. i talk to every tabi i know today -- i talk to every guy i know, and i learned these refs make $30,000 approximately per game. they ref, 16, 17 games a year, and because football is such a ploftable sport -- profitable sport they want more money. i think it is stupid. the fans are the ones who are being hurt by this. really nobody else. get back to work. >> i guess that comes to 16 times 30 is over, what, $300,000 a year, something like that? and they work part-time so asking for full time benefits and raise for part-time work. i don't know. bill, you are a fan of the bears, but what football team do you like? >> saw that coming from jupiter. white -- right when the bears came out. >> you write your own insults? that is a pathology i am only beginning to understand. bill writes his own gay jokes? >> i am a cuter, but i'm afraid of blades, this is how i do it. am i the only one who think this is awesome? this brought much-needed drama to the no fun league. i love this. and yes i weep for all of the betters who lost money. truly they are the real heros. and sure this happens to the bears rather than the packers i would take a gun to the zoo and shoot a zebra, but it didn't, and i think this is great. >> no need to attack the zebras. the public is enraged over this. wouldn't it be great if radical islamists could see us express rage like this on other things? we should tape people being pis se d off about this and say, no, they are pissed off over what you are doing. they get angry over monumental -- it is fake manufactured rage about america. why can't we fake our rage and do that with this? i don't know. nobody has the answers. >> because it involves money. it involves vegas odds. >> to be honest, i also feel bad for all of the people that lost money. in the world of degenerative sports gambling, that is totally money that could have been better spent on cases of old milwaukee or child support or novelty tess tau cals hanging from the back of the truck. >> there is one point here, there is no reason why -- usually people are screaming over the blown call that the regular referees got wrong. it does president have a whole -- it doesn't have a whole lot of change. after the last contract that was about seven or eight years ago, the nfl has signed like three different multi billion dollar contracts you think the money is there to make them full time, the real refs. >> i am outraged. >> can we stop making sports analogies in politics? you know how he was like, you have to get out of here. >> you know what is even worse? when people use sports analogies or sports metaphors in actual policy. think about it. if they had used bowling instead of baseball you could have had 10 strikes instead of three. the guy who did three strikes and you are out liked baseball. if he was a bowling freak you can commit 10 crimes. >> that was a homerun poi you just made there. point you just made there. >> from football to faux-pas, is the president still hesitant? obama is blaming the deaths on the anti-islam tape and refusing to mention terrorism in front of the international audience. they addressed the u.n general assembly and i wonder in every country are there those who find other religious beliefs threatening? >> in every country there are those who find different religious beliefs threatening. in every culture those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they are willing to tolerate freedom for others. that is what we saw play out in the last two weeks. it is a crude and disgusting video and sparked outrage throughout the muslim world. i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. >> so i have to ask unless the future belongs to those who slander the future of islam. >> the future must not be slandered to those of islam. to be credible those who condemn that slander must condemn the hate we see in the images of jesus christ that are december crated or -- desecrated or churches destroyed or the holocaust that is de -- denied. >> well, representative west would have gone another way. responding to a post on facebook, quote, my statement to the united nations would be the future does not belong to those who attack our embassies and kill our ambassadors, the angel of death in the form of an american bald eagle will visit you and wreak havac on your existence. this guy has to listen to slayer. for more let's go to our u.n cory spawn department -- correspondent dog amazed by shampoo. >> classic. an oldy but a goodie. instructing the world to reject videos and their messages, aren't we just telling these people that they win, that they are telling us how to think? and also in a way we give the film makers more influence. >> perhaps. i am not sure. what i took from the president's remark to listen to them in their entirety -- >> we heard them in the entirety. it was very short speech. >> it sounded a little like our president was apologizing for the freedoms that our constitution gives all of us. and it is something that we should be proud of. yet, at the same time he refuses to classify what happened as terrorism blaming it on a video he is a former lawyer and an intelligent man. he knows as does most of us that the first amendment doesn't allow the freedom of speech that will insight violence. that will incite violence. there is a disconnect with what he is saying, and his failures to comment on the violence for what it is. >> i am confused by what you just said. >> i was a little confused. >> i don't believe that video incites violence. it may incite violence among stupid people, but we cannot beheld accountable. >> but that's who commits violence. >> there are a lot of smart people who know how to manipulate other people. >> are we arguing whether these videos should be banned? are we veering into a weird world i am mott uh -- i am not aware of? >> i think you know there are some videos that should be banned. >> but those are the ones with jesse when he is lip syncing to a linkin park video. >> do you think that we have to -- we have to suck up to these nations because we offend them? >> it is not succeeding up. it is not sucking up. you have to be aware it is a fire in a crowded theater thing. you have to be aware that you have to take responsibility for the stuff you said, and not only are these film makers not taken responsibility, they have hidden and they posted it with a fake ip address. i just have to say our italian friends are easily incited. >> but we still did the sopranos. >> reporter: they believe in -- >> they believe in one god and joe pesci is their prophet. when "gone fishing" came out, you didn't see them burning down an olive garden. >> there you go. you in a weird way proved my point. >> and somehow made by racist irish grandfather happy. >> can i meet him sometime? >> no, he is not racist against black. he is racist against italian because they wouldn't let us work at the docks. >> of course i do. >> bill, isn't obama rewarding the behavior of violent protesters and sending the wrong message by focusing -- at one point saying freedom of speech is important and at the -- and at the same time obsessing over the video? >> the last i checked in websters he has condemned it many times as he needs to do. >> it is an apology. >> it is very easy to look and be like, that's awesome. watching the guy unhipping is caw that are particular. watching the guy unhinge is caw that are particular. >> he was quoting badly samuel l jackson in "pulp fiction" when he was doing it. that is fun to watch, and you want to be that guy. >> it is inspiring to ouch what. it is inspiring to watch. >> we are dealing with people who laugh at us when we bow down to them. when we see somebody who is not bowing it is like, he is such a joke. maybe it is time somebody won't bow. >> we have other ambassadors and we have other interests. >> i trust him over obama. >> but old eagle, angel of death? come on it is out there. >> it is awesome. >> allen west in the samuel l jackson role in "pulp fiction 2" you should go with that. >> what is wrong with speaking the language of outrage for those who only speak outrage? >> it makes us sound like a national defense cracking. released the bald eagle. >> you cannot -- i don't understand how you can make fun of colonel allen west for having balls. you may say that's not the way to go with it, but to say it is unhinged is insulting. it is to believe that radical islamists willisen to you -- will listen to you and say it is nice. >> if that is insulting then the person who is insulted, his skin is so thin i can see the cholesterol level. >> nobody would say any of this if allen west was in studio. >> you wouldn't be as fired up if there was a -- >> i disagree. i am the guy that started the gay bar next to the mosque. >> i think he would. >> but his point is, you didn't start it when there was a guy twisting his mustache right next to you. >> if you really want to be annoyed or irritated by something the president said in his speech, i think you would look and say, well, he says we shouldn't slander the prophet of islam. but those people shouldn't slander jesus. the point is christians don't start writing because saw ran know does a "piss christ" exhibit and throwing jews in the holocaust -- i mean there is a weird analogy there. before he is talking about the belief that muslims and christians have and then talks about the holocaust. it doesn't make sense. >> and somebody left the cake in the rain. >> you will never -- i'm sorry. >> i don't know what you are talking about. >> i wanted to defend obama and say that you can't rag on him for not meeting with the u.n if you are always trashing the u.n. i always trash the u.n so he blows them off for the view. if bush did that i would be like, yes, that's funny. is it okay to date a client? remi spencer in her new book, the boston strangler and i, the early years. did madonna call obama a muslim? yes, my new favorite madonna song after "girls >>> finally singing a tune i like. on monday in a dc concert, the material gal listened to reasons the america should re-elect "the view"'s favorite guest. and there is no god but allah and mohamed is my prophet. don't believe me? just like a prayer, i will take you there. >> [bleep --] bleep [obama, okay? a >> she keeps saying that is amazing salt. madonna has yet to clarify her bury coherent voice. to the world it has left them wondering about the comments, was she serious? and the same question should be posed to this. >> that may be the last hedge hog since "welcome back carter." >> also i should mention he ended up starving to death. i don't think we should be joking about this. >> you were madonna's roady for two years. do you think she was kidding? >> no, i think she is insane. i don't know if you saw the second part of it. if we re-elect him, she is 2ing to strip and take her clothes off. did you see that? that's not helping. that's not a good thing. >>- q. i that turned a lot -- >> that turned a lot of polls to romney. >> that would have converted obama to islam so women couldn't strip anymore. >> greg, may i? >> please do. >> are you going to add another early 70s reference? >> it has been a bad year for madonna. she was upstaged by mia at the super bowl. her album bombed. she is now basically resorting to like exposing her boobies in muslim countries and so forth. that whole cloning and going out as lady gaga didn't work. this is where she is. there is no relevance at all, and she is now bs-insane as jesse said. >> i was under the impression lady gagaate madonna from what i have seen. >> could this hurt his vote? >> it is sad to say. i would like to say no, but it is sad to say that there are people who go to her concerts who trust her and think she knows what she is talking about. this is the classic example of a celebrity who may have other talents. she used to have some talent and talking about things she knows nothing about. >> but she is allowed to talk about things she knows nothing about. >> of course she is allowed to. >> if that was the case we wouldn't have "red eye," but we do. bill, you have been auditioning since 1989. have these comments in anyway changed her mind? >> i pre fear peer raw wet offers politics. and i believe once she sees my addition tape i will be getting into the groove with her vogue asap. that's it. i will also say as ridiculous as this is, at least she wasn't opening the dnc. there was no talking to a chair and trying to make her point that way. >> i love that. >> we have to re-elect the president of kenya. >> shy has never been anything anything -- she has never been right on anything but her career. how come she can't apply her ruthlessness like in her career to elsewhere. do you have a comment on the show? e-mail us. i don't care, by the way. red eye at fox news.com. not about your comments, but about ma you donna. fun story -- about madonna. do you have a video of your animal doing something not boring? go to fox news.com/red eye and click on submit a video. we might use it. still to come, the half time report from tv's andy levy. >> to night's half time report is sponsored by pie, the baked food composed of a pastry shell made with fruit, meat, cheese and other ingredients. thanks, pie. >>> we are back. let's find if we got anything wrong. let's go to andy levy. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm okay. i am having a bit of a problem pronouncing words. >> i don't think anybody noticed. >> i think they did. >> i was just trying to be nice. >> you know what, you don't try that hard. it is pretty obvious you don't care. >> i know. i feel for you, man. >> no, you don't. >> i know. horrible call by replacement refs ruins football. greg, you said it reminds you of something that happened in your living room. you are using replacement refs too as i recall. >> no, i was watching the football game last night in my living room and it reminded me of it. >> i completely misunderstood. i was told that rather than -- you didn't lock out the regular refs. >> i locked them in. there was sound coming from the back room. can you check it out? and then they go in there and the next thing you know. >> it is amazing. he hasn't come back in awhile. >> i call it the disappearing daisy chain. >> you would think by the seventh guy they would get the hint. >> they are not very bright. that's why they are replacement refs. >> you don't care about this because you are not 12. by not 12 you mean not american, right? >> you build up this passion and emotional investments in football players during a game , and they don't care about you. >> i don't believe that is true. >> it is 100% true. i learned that when i was 12 years old. >> they are playing their hearts out for me. >> he left the pirates, and that's when i realized -- >> bobbie bow knee yaw is your example? >> yes because i cared about him so much. >> you are an idiot. >> he didn't care about me. >> he left the white sox before that and i said good riddance. >> how could anybody care about bobbie bonnilla. >> you know what happened to me mccovey came over to my house wearing a greg gutfeld jersey and just sat and staired at me. he did it four or five times a year and staired out. he was on the moving swing and would just stair at me. i i was like, what do you want? >> how could he have fit into a greg gutfeld jersey? >> i gave mean joe green my coke and he threw me his jersey. >> cane tell uh true story? >> that was a true story that i just told. >> when i was a kid i grew up and was lucky enough to have a tennis court in my backyard. one of my all time idols martina navratilova came to my house. we were so excited. she came and five minutes she played and she left. i was devastated. i was destroyed. >> when i was a kid i worked under the stage name of rodney allen ri ppey and i was on cereal boxes. it is true. >> when i was a kid i watched athletes on tv and never made up stories about them. >> i love the story about martina navratilova. >> it is true. >> i do. >> she writes her notes to this day. >> please don't ever bring up the tuck rule in my presence again. i still refer to the super bowl champion raiders of that year. greg i wrote the bill bears joke. >> not one of your finest. >> sadly i think it was. it took me -- however long it took me to type it is how long it took me to come up with it. remi, i am not sure who told you the r makes $30,000 a game, but the average ref makes $100,000 a year. >> i'm sorry. i think i gave her poor information beforehand. >> that is true. but still $150,000 a year for 16 -- what, make it 20 games a year. these people are not putting food on their table. they have other jobs as a result of refing. it is pretty sad they are trying to destroy the season for their fans. >> a lot of them don't have good jobs. a lot of them are lawyers. >> it is pretty obvious they all work at friday's. >> should we compare them to the teachers in chicago striking? >> footlocker would have been a better job. >> but that was used. i don't use other people's jokes, andy. >> you just say they are from other people. the biggest issue is the retirement plan and not the actual pay. >> i am still not going to feel sorry for them. they are teachers making $25,000 a year working a hundred times harder. >> i disagree. >> i'm sorry. i think the real referees have a much tougher job than teachers. >> they could have a 300-pound lineman crashing into them in a moment. >> that's a benefit. >> by the way, the nfl players association brings up a good point. usually it makes it unsafe for the players. jesse, i agree with your point that sports metaphors are over used. i thought i would bring it up in the half time report. >> okay. are you trying to steel a joke of mine? >> i see what you did there. >> what just happened? >> he went long. >> we will talk about it in post game. >> exactly. >> remi, you said president obama was apologizing for the freedoms our first amendment gives us. i don't think so. i don't think he was apologizing. i think there seems to be a view of the first amendment on the left that i didn't realize was as prevalent as it is. it is far from absolutist. the muslim video shows he values the free speech. for the left, it is like an uncle and says embarrassing things about taboo subjects in his decline. i am starting to think that a lot of people on the left don't think that much in the first amendment. >> well, i can't speak for all of the people on the left. that's interesting commentary. but i don't think you can say i believe in the first amendment's protection. and then you can say i'm sorry we have to accept what other people say. we have to be tolerant. >> i don't think the president ever said i'm sorry. >> but i think you could infer it from his -- and speak in its entirety. >> i don't agree with what you said, but i will defend through your reason for saying it. i don't know. it is something along those lines. >> am i wrong, or did it sound like there is that definition of the constitution of the first amendment that guy was saying sounded like joe biden? >> about the crazy uncle part? >> bill, why does the president have to condemn the film? you said he needed to condemn it. >> i didn't say he needed to. i just said that condemning is not an apology. >> i agree with that. but i thought you said as he should have or as he needed to. >> i guess as he needed to. either you need to. i just asked why he did that. >> i think that, but i don't think i said that at the time. >> i just don't know where film critic is in his job description. what does slander the prophet of islam mean? if you don't accept he is the prophet of god are you slandering him? there are a lot of people who don't believe that. >> that is a fair point, and all of these people are very quiet when other religions are slandering. >> i also don't understand why it is pun intended, sacred. why not say things about people's religious beliefs, but it is not okay for their philosophical beliefs. >> fair question. >> rob, we got your lyric reference. and just lastly on this madonna thing, all of you seem sure madonna wasn't joking. >> i think she was joking. >> it is just so hard to tell with british people. i have no idea. >> i am done. >> and that you are, my friend. >> coming up, have you ever woken up from a dream to be covered in peanut butter and ham? >> it is not much of a story. he is such a weird dude. he is such a weird dude. >> he hua with -- pizza [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save yoby switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. disgust? they unveiled the new cone pizza where the crust is folded into little cones filled with either cream cheese or honey mustard chicken. it is available only in the middle east which is ohio to new york, i believe. and at least there is an ad. >> cones have always filled our lives with smiles, joy and thrills. and now they will fill us with even more fun with pizza hut's new cone crust pizza filled with luscious cream cheese and honey mustard coated chicken. >> i would definately smear that on my chest. >> let's discuss this in the -- >> lightning rooooouuuunnndd. lightning round. >> robert, how much do you love this idea? and mind you this is called the lightning round. >> is there any reason -- i mean, it is obvious now why they hate us. i'm sorry, a cone crust? >> that's why they should love us. are you inferring the cone is somehow racist? >> far be it for me to waffle on this one. >> isn't the cone wasted on the wrong kind of jew basher? >> easy for jew to say. >> you don't know if that's not in israel. >> good point. >> jesse, are you offended only the middle east gets this and america doesn't? >> first of all, i do agree with robert's point, i am shocked by that as well. maybe they hate us because we are trying to turn the middle east into an iowa state fair. maybe that's not something they want. >> any young child who sees that or old child, a child at heart if you will, will see a pizza with little cones around them will be pretty happy. >> i love the way -- they are implying some sort of child like like -- you know, you know our fondness for cones. and then they go through the history of your relationship with cones. >> there were no traffic cones. >> there was no madonna bra from the nineties. >> there were all kind of cones. >> there were no roy cone. >> there is a cone sentence if i ever heard one. >> god help us. >> stop doing that. >> all right, remi, you are of middle eastern dissent. i don't know why i would ask you such a question. >> since was born in livingston, new jersey and i have never been to the middle east, although i would really like to, this pizza won't be the reason i travel there. it looks very good. >> that's all you have to say? >> bill, your bed is made up of pizza boxes. do you ever inned foo yourself being sliced up -- do you ever find yourself being sliced up by hobos? >> no, i have not. the insulting part is they clearly use the middle east to test out products before they bring them to america. if these guys really hate it, we will not waste that on american. >> actually, well, the same principal holds in the middle east. they test out certain products and then bring them here as well. >> an interesting point. the greatest minds in the universe work on this stuff. it has to be the greatest job in the world to work on delicious fast-food and come up with different things like the dorritos taco which was like, you are amazing. next topic, a new study finds men without testicles may livelonger than their counterparts. they examined the life span of those in the cho sung dynasty and they averaged to 14 to 19 years longer than men of similar socioeconomic status. one explanation is that testosterone weakens the immune system and can increase heart disease. the other is they don't have balls. jesse, you had an appointment to get this done before the story. did you know about the dynasty? >> i did it with a hammer. i don't think it is true. if having no balances -- no balls was connected to longevity, then dana vachon's jokes would live forever. >> dana is not even here to defend himself. that's the way i like it. >> it has been awhile. >> i called him to be on the show. he is always busy doing something. i don't even even know if he does anything. remi, do you think men would trade their manhood for a few extra years? >> i don't think they would, but i believe this study to be 100% accurate. i think men who are not spending their days trying to get themselves intimate with a lady, they are not doing stupid things, their blood pressure is not going up, they are not making themselves crazy over a woman then they can focus on other things. >> like the show "jackass" that is all based upon impressing women by taking ridiculous risks that end up almost killing you. robert, does this make sense to you? >> yes, it does, and i am looking to live to 99. >> at least it was short. >> i kind of want to feel you up right now. >> i kind of want to go back and change my dana vachon reference. >> i am hurt, jesse. i am very, very hurt. >> it is not violently hurt. >> bill, you were in an 80s glam band called men without testicles. will it come back? >> i wish. not only will you live to be a hundred, but they stop balding. men have a full head of hair. >> really? >> yes, they proved that awhile ago. you don't get heart disease. how is it something is in all of us, and we use it to give life to someone else, and it also kills us. that's the bit i don't get. >> doesn't that not make any sense. if we stop the part that makes us reproduce, we can live forever. >> that's an interesting thing. i guess maybe around 70 we should be castrated. >> i am think thinking of doing it now. i am not getting laid. >> it is most interesting because you are really high. >> which by the way is a prescription high. and kids don't try that at home. send those drugs to me. >> why is why he is siting in a chair, if you didn't notice because he is having a back issue. and you will also realize there are no more phone books. >>> we have to take a break, but don't even think of leaving me now. >>> it was found the united states does far more cocaine than any other country in the world. according to the u.n office of drugs and crime -- i would love to be there, americans snort 37% of the world supply of blow with the average user doing 42 grams per year. that's all? i mean, wow, that's a lot. next on the list was brazil at 18% followed by the uk at just over 5%. bill, america uses 37%. ofof course you pitched this story. should america send you a letter of thanks for putting us up there. >> the reason america consumes as much as it does is because america is huge. i want to know per cap paw tau and based on what we saw england, of course, wins. england does so much blow i maintain they wouldn't have those accents if they did not. >> by the way, i want to know who does the stock film for -- when we do a cocaine story, do they have the -- we have to go impi some fake coke or do they use real coke? >> i can't tell you how aroused it makes me. >> jesse, what are your thoughts some. >> there is a simple explanation as to why this is true, and that's because charlie sheen is an american. >> remi, is some something all-americans should be proud of or disgusted? >> we should be disgusted and disappointed. i on the other hand have to admit this is good for my business. >> i am sad to say. it doesn't give me any pleasure in saying that. >> last word to you, robert, and make it a nonpun one. >> i would like to know which percent of the 37% part of the 47% and which part is the 53%. that i think needs to be broken down. are they over achievers or underachievers while snorting coke. >> perform man enhancing drugs or some other thing that is not fun. >> but i would like to associate myself with the comment jesse said about charlie sheen. >> i think we know your answer. look at wall street. >> which stars charlie sheen. >>> we will close things out with a post game wrap up with andy levy. to see recent clips of shows go to fox news.com/red >>> back to andy levy for the post game wrap up. >> are you going to have tons of fun? >> it is my college reunion. i will be spinning the hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. >> rut dj? >> i am the d -- are you the dj? >> i am the dj. >> jesse, i hear you will be -- is there a new club called the chortle church? >> that's my favorite. no, the stand. i am there tomorrow night and thursday and at the comedy celler tomorrow night in new york. >> cool. very cool. where is the stand? >> on 20th and third avenue. so
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>> good morning everyone. i am patti ann browne. >> i am heather childers. it is wednesday september 26th. thank you for watching "fox friends first. top five stories at this hour. as iran and u.s. trade diplomats jabs at the end the military shows force in the persian gulf. the u.s. flooded the area with more than 20 ships to practice a mission to keep the waterways free from mines. iran reported test firing four missiles during a drill in the strait of ver mouth. they tried to close the straight as many as 5,000 mines in case of an israeli attack. >> obama and romney are zeroing in on ohio. their paths will cross as they rally support. the president at bowling green state university and kent state university. meanwhile romney continues his bus tour through three cities. he will attend three rallies and and hold a manufacturing roundtable. obama is ahead by 7 percent in the polls. >>> two tornadoes ripping through towns in illinois. this one touched down near opaville. through this semi on to its side. two people taken to the hospital. a couple barns were completely demolished. >> it was just raining it started pouring down rain and then it started hailing. then everybody, it was just a mess. >> right down the road over the over pass. the barn and house got tore up. >> we are only a few days into fall, but look at this. that's what you think it is. some people in colorado skipping right into winter snow falling into the mountains. ski areas got several inches. but it won't last. the weather is supposed to warm up by this weekend. >>> the wrong team still wins. they uphold the disputed win over the packers. league officials did not over turn the call made by the replacement ref. they did say the wide receiver golden tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch. it still has fans and players frustrated. >> today is yom kippur the ho holiest of the jewish holiday also known as the day of atonement. they refrained from drinking and eating asking god to for give them of their sins. it caps the traditional 10-day period of soul searching that began with rosh hashanah. >> iranian president ahmadinejad is talking to the general assembly. peter doocy has more. >> president obama told the united nations yesterday even though keeping nuclear weapons out of iran is a top priority there's no use of the military because there's still time to see if sanki saipgss will slow them down. >> nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained it will threaten the nation of israel the security of golf nation and stability of the global economy. it risks triggering a nuclear arms race and unravel have gone of the nonproliferation treaty. that's why a coalition is holding the iranian government. we must do what we can to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> a day ahead of ahmadinejad it's country showed off a drone that can stay in the sky for 24-hours and travel 1100 miles which puts the s. and israeli regions on notice. this will has president obama put world leaders on notice that as the air stretches into the winter time there is a need to figure out why things are so tense between the arab world an the west. even if an american made movie upset a particular group free speech will always be protected and valued in this country. >> oo just as we cannot solve every problem in the world the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democratic transitions abroad. >> something the united states will do president obama said is speak out forcefully against violence and extremism. patti ann? >> peter doocy live. >>> the republican challenger mitt romney and paul ryan sat down with karl come ron. >> he asked romney and ryan if they think the president downplayed the situation for political purposes. >> i think what the president said the developments in the middle east are like bumps in the road he badly miss understands what's happening not just the diplomats but muslim brother becoming president of egypt, iran moving toward nuclear capabilities. they are far from being pumps in the road. >> i would sass this is part of a story when we project weakness by cutting military with defense cut by equivocating when we speak overseas about these issues it projects weakness. and when america projects weakness our adversaries are more willing to pass us more of an incentive to attack us. allies have less reason to trust us. with the projection of weakness we disagree with that. we believe with speaking with moral clarity and purpose overseas so we are res lieutenant. if we are res lieutenant allies will be more willing to trust us. >>> romney's campaign surrogate and former new hampshire governor also talking. he's hitting the president over missing daily intelligence briefings. >> let me tell you what the big problem with the president is. he's absolutely lazy and detachd from his job when he doesn't go and attend 60 percent of the detailed residential daily briefings that come from the cia and thinks he can skim it on his ipad instead of sitting down and engaging in what i -- i was in a white house with george herbert walker bush. he took that brief every day. george w. bush took it every day i believe bill clinton took it every day. he thinks he is smarter. that's the most important half hour of the day for the president who has to protect the security of the united states. >> after all of the controversy it is reported that president obama is now attending 100 percent of his intelligence briefings. >> time for the first degree weather update. maria molina has more on the expected rain in the northeast. good morning maria. >> good morning. we are expecting areas of rain across parts of the northeast and also again more storms over areas in illinois parts of indiana, kentucky into missouri. we could be seeing more severe weather across the area. first i wanted to start out with the showers. they are already moving on into portions of new england down into parts of massachusetts and connecticut. we saw some of the light drizzle early this morning in new york city. grab the umbrella you are going to need it through out the day. this front will be slow mover through out the day. it will continue to produce showers in the northeast. rumbles of thunder into indiana, illinois portions of missouri into the central plains. a lot of heavy rain we have that concern once again today for more severe weather in the form of large hail damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. we received 7 reports of tornadoes across the state of illinois. we have that concern over oklahoma city, springfield, missouri and wichita and kansas. texas panhandle as well. 43 right now in minneapolis. cool across the plains. warmer this morning in the northeast 65 in new york city. >>> maria molina, thank you. >>> now to some stories you can bank on this morning. the controversial call at the end of the packers green bay game cost green bays a win but ma many betters as well. a lot of folks out of big money. >> a lot of people thinking replace this. some $300 million was wrongly lost on that blown call giving the seahawks a last play td they didn't reserve. one giving the loss back. this is a $10 billion a year business tarnished by a $3 million differen $3 million difference in pay. >>> tigers were favored about 4 and a half. now to the future which is happening right now. driverless cars. >> get ready for the driverless car. would you rather be in it or along side it. signed it pushed by google making it legal for tech drives computer controlled car so long as a human is behind the wheel in case of a whole new kind of breakdown. >> you know what year the jettisons were set? 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for many it has been a training ground for waging more terror against america. katherine herridge is in washington with more. >> heather and patti ann about 1 in 3 detainees return to the battlefield if they are released. many have senior positions within al qaeda or one of the affiliates. >> the libyan identified his guantanamo by determined number 557 is the leading suspect in the benghazi consulate. time at gitmo can be like a badge of honor giving them street cred even rock star status. there'sal shir ry who spent nearly 6 years in guantanamo. he is the deputy leader of al qaeda in yemen. they dee down-play the guantanamo effect. >> given higher status in some terrorist groups but probably not in the best position to accurately characterize that. i think it's probably safe to say some of them do acquire some degree of status but i am not sure it's widespread. >> the evidence points to a joint operation between the group and the al qaeda affiliate in north africa. he identified his file as de tawny 372 is a top target in yemen because of the direct involvement in the underwear bomber not in 2009. kierding to the data 1 in 3 detainees ais suspected of returning to the battlefield. >> the number that will return to a life of terrorism. >> the deputy of the leader of the taliban is also a former detainee who was released in 2007. >> there is real concern detainees go with the cause in guantanamo and bring them understanding of the way the american military works. >>> thank you very much katherine. the time now is 18 after the top of the hour. parents, you are a parent, do you have a secret -- do you have secretly have a favorite child. one father who openly admitted on-line he does is facing a i lot of backlash this morning. is it deserved. >> i only have one. it does not effect me. >> does a screaming baby on board a flight drive you crazy? it may become a thing of the past at least by one airline. >> sometitime now 22 after the . final jets like this one going after two small planes that go into a no-fly zone in new york. the restriction is in place for the u.n. general assembly. they escorted the plane to a new jersey airport. both landed without any problem. >>> a judge may block part of pennsylvania controversial voter id law during yesterday's hearing he asked for input from each side. the law says all voters must show either a state driver's license government id or state nondriver card in order to cast a vote. the hearing is set to resume tomorrow. >> it is time now to brew on this. do you ever play favorites when you coare with your kids? one father does and he is broadcasting it all over the internet. >> bud bishop is creating a lot of buzz when it comes to his most recent posts. the daddy blogger admitting his 5-year-old son zachary is his favorite child leaving out the little one you see here 2-year-old charlie. his article titled admit it, you have a favorite kid. i do. it was posted on september 19th. bishop writes, if i were to be absolutely honest my older son is my favorite of the two. we are adventurous partners in crime and i can't image life without him. he went on to say i don't let zachary get away with anything because he's just my first pick. i just like him better. his blog isn't sitting well. some praise him for his honesty others say he is just wrong. >> not fair. it's not fair. >> it's not bad. >> if it's one girl's birthday the other one gets a present, too. >> bishop says he loves both of his boys equally. he plans to spend more one-on-one time with the older son. >> he has no regrets about what he posted. >> interesting. all right ainsley. >> i think that's awful. i will just say it. i think it's awful. >> yeah. that leads us to our brew on this question of the day. do you secretly have a favorite child? >> send us your comments. tweet them to us at fox friends first or shoot us an e-mail to foxfriendsfirst@foxnews.com. we will read them later in the show. you may want to change your name at the chance of offending your other child. just an idea. depending on what you have to say. >>> coming up governor chris christie addt it again going he to head with a reporter that questions his facts. >> terrifying moment for a teen home alone. she finds herself in the middle of a home invasion while home sick. this day in history in 1969 the brady bunch. ♪ ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >> welcome back to f"and friend first. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. 5@5:30 the top five making news at this hour. fox obtained an e-mail sent by house members to the president. in it they express serious concerns about the information given out during recent briefings on the attack in libya that left four americans dead. the e-mail reads we are disturbed by the information that would lead the american public believe the attack was a protest gone wrong. they are demanding an additional briefing. >> from the person who wrote a new partisan report on tax cuts is a big donor to president obama? a congressional research employee gave to president obama's campaign in 2008 and again this past august. he also donates to democratic party organizations. his reports found tax cuts to earners does not help economic growth. it maintains the personal views are not permitted to influence their nonpartisan work for congress. >>> terrifying moments for a teen when an intruder breaks into her house. >> the teen was home sick from school when she heard incruders enter the house. she grabbed a phone and hid in the basement while she called 911 as you heard. an officer working nearby rushed to the scene and luckily was able to skop the robbers as they tried to escape. the teen was okay but obviously a little shaken up. >> new jersey governor chris christie back in old form. here he is firing back at a reporter talking about the state foreclosure project. >> (inaudible). >> the governor quickly moved on to the next question. >> ann romney making her first late night pier rance on "the tonight show"." she talked about her the campaign her five brothers and mitt's dance moves. >> is mitt a good dancer? >> he has gotten better. >> that's a political dancer. i saw him dance outside of the republican convention. here, take a look. ♪ >> that's mitt. >> that's how he is owl of the time at home. >> that is your 5@5:30. >> all eyes on the united nations today as iran's president ahmadinejad is expect to do call for a new world order. it comes a day after president obama spoke before the same awed yengs trying to put pressure over iran's nuclear program. doug luzader is live in washington with the details. >> one thing we can expect is a provocative speech from iran's president it is a challenge for the white house. what would ahmadinejad say today in the u.n. in new york? in a run up of the speech he called the united states a bully and the time of empires has come to an end. his speech comes a day after president obama spoke to the same audience trying to up the pressure over iran's nuclear program. >>> america wants to resolve this issue and we believe there is still time and space to do so. that time is not unlimited that's why the united states will do what they must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> no clear lines in the sand over the march for nuclear weapon just as iran unveiled the new drone that would in theory reach u.s. military bases. israeli leaders are pressing for a plan of action. the president also spoke about the states of the muslim world and violence releft an entire region in turmoil. >> let us remember muslims suffered the most at the hands of extremism. on the same day our civilians were killed in benghazi a turkish police officer was murdered in istanbul only days before his wedding, more than 10 yemenis were killed in a car bomb, several afghan children were mourned by their parents days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in kabul. >> today it all comes done wn t iran. u.s. argues sanctioning in iran are having an impact. we may have different perspective on that when benjamin netanyahu addresses the u.n. >> a lot of reaction from the president's speech this morning. that's what the special report panel was talking about last night. >> liz cheney who also informally advises the romney campaign says his speech did not assure people any real action will be taken. >> my overall sense watching the speech was that it was a lot of rhetoric punk waited by moments of what could only be called delusion. he talked about the moment we are living through in the middle east now. he said this is a real period a season of progress were his words. there was no recognition at all that any pieeace and security i the world since world war ii has come from american leadership through american military. no recognition we face a threat from islamic jihad. it was a lot of what we heard him say before. i think he did have some statements about iran. he had statements about syria. but there's no reason that i can see for people to believe it's going to be followed up by any action. he didn't take the action of bothering to meet with any world leaders while he was there. >> today on "fox & friends" they will have a lot more reaction to the president's u.n. address from senior advisor to the romney campaign ed gillespie. >>> before you leave the house this morning let's get the first degree weather update. maria molina has a look at the latest temperatures. >> hi patti ann and heather. we are looking at traditionally temperatures early this morning across parts of the northern plains in the 40s in rapid city. 55 right now in new york city. in cleveland we are seeing a current temperature at 61 degrees. the reason we are seeing this disparity with temperatures warmer out to the south than towards the east and cooler toward the west we have a cold front pushing eastward and this system. right now we are expecting temperatures this afternoon 77 in new york city. widespread 80s across the southeast and 90s in texas and oklahoma. well above average. still on the warm side feeling like summer even though it is already officially fall. we have areas of showers already early this morning associated with a front across portions of new england. we had areas of sdwrdrizzle and heavier thunderstorms across parts of the plains and the midwest. some of these will produce severe weather. we will keep an eye on that. >>> electronic art wants you to get in the game. the company is now using new 3-d technology to capture all of the drama and unpredictability of real world soccer. robert gray has more from the fox business network live with a behind the scenes look at the 13. >> good morning. electronic art is trying to make the best selling sports franchise even more life like. the soccer game scored 5 billion in sales since it debuted in 1993. the publisher is using that technology to put pro soccer players in the game. >> electronic arts is using advanced technology to make the key sports game such as 13 soccer playing more realistically and look even more like the real thing. the video game publisher is now putting pro soccer players in the game. >> the premiere league got the full 3-d make-over. they set up a special head scanning dome in new york's grand central statement to wacah the likeness of players on the british soccer side. >> they are going closer and closer to provide something that looks more like a broadcast. sometimes we get technology increases that help that along the way. other times it's incremental steps or processes such as the rig behind us. >> they use 3-d head scanning technology. the 18 cameras of the 360 degree capture of the athletes. they are hoping the technology creates a more realistic game one that sets apart the console games from the less expensive ones. ea sports is going big. if usiit is using the scanning technology and other advancements to make the video game look more life like on the large screen that gamers and soccer stars play it on. >> it is so realistic. it is great to put it on a big screen and play with your mates. >> it is great. >> they were hap tee to update them with more life like features. >> it will be positive and gima it more accurate. >> they keep the ball rolling for the title. the publisher plans to continue scanning teams wherever and whenever they can to update the game. predictably some of them said their speed or skill level should be better rated in the game and a few even joked about ea getting their hairstyles wrong. hmmm. wonder how high my dribbling and shooting skills rated. >>> it hits store shelves yesterday. it was the biggest launch in the history of sports video games. sold more than 3.7 units in the first week and 10 million in the first four months. >> thank you, robert. appreciate it. >>> the time now is 39 after the top of the hour. coming up each day we are flooded with new polls in the race for the white house. how precise are the numbers and how can they effect the voter's decision to actually head to the ballot box. >> last chance to answer our question of the day. we told but a befofather facing backlash for saying he has a favorite child. we want to know if you secretly have a favorite. >> a look at jimmy fallon from last night. with the spark cash card from capital one, sven's home security gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! how does this thinwork? oh, i like it! 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>> i know people obviously think of the poll as being forecasts but from a professional standard they are not. >> pollsters say there are limits from the information they produce. the polls capture a single moment in time not predict the future. no two sampling groups are the same and there are methods of interpretation. there is an across the board agreement the 2012 electorate will be different than 2008 with younger minority voters lessen thus i can't say tick and less likely to show up this time around. >> it is true 2012 will be different than 2008 but it's also true that if you try to base your 2008 models off of 2004 that wouldn't enforce either. >> polling operations first on putting together a demographic sap pell of what we know things like gender, race and income levels. once that's set pollsters ask reupon dents about which party they knefeel most aligned with their party registration. they have been able to quantify a shift of independents in the democratic column but on a lbit of a roller-coaster ride with president obama. giving him high approval ratings but then... >> now we are at a point while most unaffiliated voter doss not approve the president their hostility isn't as strong as it was a year ago. >> september polling numbers are notoriously volatile with the october debate still to come. while the discussion continues about whether america's party preference shifted or whether too many democrats are being included in recent party sampling the gop should use the recent less ideal numbers to their advantage. >> if i were a republican i would look at it as a warning sign. you have time to do something about it. if you start to deny, denying does not change the problem. >> what's the impact of the various poll numbers? tone another's willingness to give and volunteers excitement about showing up to make calls and go door to door. things that could make all of the difference in the presidential race as tight as this year's. >>> earlier in the show we asked you to brew on this. a canadian father actually admits that he likes his one son over the other. he even blogged about his favoritism do you secretly have a favorite child? >> katie tweeted us i don't have a favorite. there are definitely days that i favor one over the other due to their behavior that day. >> jim from tennessee e-mailed us if you are a parent or grandparent with multiple children or grandchildren. you will have favorites you will never admit it to any of them and you will learn to treat them equally. that's the key, not to tell them. >> stan tweets definitely not, but when our three were teens at the same time we had days when we disliked them equally. >> oh the teen phase. thank you to everyone who responded. 47 after the hour. it's the story everyone is still talking about. it has even gone viral. ♪ >> those replacement reps from the packers sea talk game getting a lot of heat. there are other incidents as well. can the nfl be held legally responsible? arthur eye dal law will have more on that. >> brian kilmeade coming up on "fox & friends". >> we are discussing the replacement reps why they are actually in long way football and encourage holding. coming up in the political portion of our show herman cain newt gingrich racing against mitt romney. they will be hearing from newt and have herman cain live. dick morris in a matter of minutes and we are going from here to ed gillespie running things for the mitt romney camp. should they be concerned about the battle ground states. all coming up on "fox & friends". don't go anywhere, but please get dressed. >> it is 51 after the top of the hour. quick headlines for you. low cost carrier air asia will soon be offering baby free quiet zones. the airline will only allow people 12 and over in that section of the plane. >>> while tensions rise in the patient's rest debacle some are somethi having fun at the nfl's expense. ♪ >> i like it the video has more than 78,000 views. patti ann? >> more on that controversial call heather during the packer's seahawks game up in arms over the nfl's use of refs. now they are worried over the player's safety and whether teams are getting burned in their chance to make it to the super bowl. can the nfl be legally held responsible by any of these groups let's ask criminal defense attorney and fox news contributor arthur adidala. let's look at towns who prophet. the mayor of green bay called an official complaint with the commissioner saying his town will maketake a huge hit they ao disgusted with the refs they are not going to come. >> if the fans actually stop coming to the games that will settle this in five seconds. any one can bring a lawsuit. any one should start a lawsuit because they will be all over the place. whether they would win i highly doubt it. they can run their business anyway they like. it is knotted like the teacher strike where there is a right to having public education. you are paying taxes to have those teachers teach your children. here it is a private business. same way the light bulb can can go on strike. we can't sue the light bulb company to hire the best makers. >> they are not on strike they are being locked out. do the refs themselves have a case they are not being paid for the games they are not allowed to work at? >> they are being lockout because they refuse to work. pension verses 401 k's. they can go work. they can say okay we accept what you are saying. scab rats are working. years ago in the 1980s they locked out the football players and people across the picket line. they are saying you have to work under these royals. >> the fans many buy season tickets expecting a certain level of officiating. is it false advertising? do they have a case? >> i would say this play with green bay is the best evidence they have. otherwise it is so subjective. you will see when the new refs come in the first blown call they have the scabs were better than the regular refs it would be hard for a judge or a jury to say except for that one play that league wide the officiating has been so horrible that the fans have been really ripped off. >> the players they rely on penalty calls to protect them against overly aggressive players. there was a helmet to helmet hit last week that sen one to the hospital. they are worried players are going to get injured because of the bad off fish yags. >> could a player come out and file a lawsuit? yes. do i think they would be successful at thend? i don't. it is too subjective. didn't get to whether they are complain if they don't make it to the playoffs. >> i am being told i got to wrap. 5 before the hour. frisbee, catch and soccer. some of the fun things people like to do at parks. one town's mayor putting a bean on those activities. we will tell you about that. word of the day. we will have the answer coming up. ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly by night away from here ♪ ♪ change my life again ♪ ♪ fly by night, goodbye my dear ♪ ♪ my ship isn't coming ♪ and i just can't pretend oww! ♪ [ male announcer ] careful, you're no longer invisible in a midsize sedan. the volkswagen passat. the 2012 motor trend car of the year. that's the power of german engineering. >> one minute until the top of the hour. we look at the good, the bad and ugly. up first. the good. a touching photo of a man lulling his arthreatic dog to sleep. he raised over $25,000. next, the bad. heart break connecticut banning frizzbee and soccer. bushnel park is intended for passage. and ugly, m
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>> mr. obama takes center stage at the u.n. >> i help that people are going to call me awful things every day and i will always defend their right to do so. how did the media treat his message? and how did the news media react to the words and warnings from other world leaders. cnn reveals details from an ambassador's private journal and ignites bitter reaction at a debate over what's fair game. new details surfaced about the deadly terror attack at the consulate at libya, debates what the white house knew and when they knew it and the press passes again. stumbles, fumbles and grumbles, as we placement refs get replaced by the real deal. how did the media force the play? and some of the conservative press gather a the a star-studded gala. >> i never did much understand why cnn thought it would beat fox news at 9 p.m. with a british host who looks like he just got a really bad wedgy at a british prep school. >> on the panel. judy miller, cal thomas, jim pinkerton, contributing editor american conservative magazine and daily beast columnist kirsten power. i'm rick fulbaum in for jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. have recent events in the middle east given you any pause for the support of governments who have come to power since the arab spring? >> i've said even at the time it's going to be a rocky path, the question that we could have somehow stopped this of with an of change. i think it was absolutely the right thing to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights. the notion that people have, have to be able to participate in their own governance, but i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that they're going to be bumps in the road because, in a lot of these places, the one organizing principle has been! >> president obama on 60 minutes last sunday, an interview with numerous remarks about the cairo embassy attack and israel and his bump in the road comment ignored by most in the media. if steve cross had a follow-up to that, they never aired it. >> that's right, they never follow up with the president. the fundamental flaw in the media's thinking as exhibited, when the president says well, the organizing principle is islam, mr. president, it's not just islam, it's the extremist wing of islam and name me a country other than indonesia and maybe turkey though we don't know exactly where that's going where this fundamentalist islam has been nonviolent, has promoted equality of women or any other things. this is a fool's errand and the editorials in the newspapers miss this because they don't have a religious perspective. >> judy, the death, the assassination of our ambassador, of two former seals, of the state department employee, bumps in the road. where was the criticism over that comment? >> i think what the president was talking about was the broader context of the wave of change, and that in the wave of change, there are going to be bumps on the road. he -- i do not think that he meant to suggest an and most people did not interpret it to mean the death of four american officials as a bump in the road. but that being said. there was so much in that 60 minute interview, for example, his calling bb netanyahu's insistence on a red line, noise. there was so much that should have been, could have been followed up on and wasn't. i'm really surprised. >> jim, when governor romney delivered his initial response after the attack on the consulate in benghazi, he was ganged up on on the media and coordinated questions in the press conference after. yet, after the 60 minutes interview nothing. >> a few words from governor romney he probably wished he could take back a little bit, were a week's worth of news the libya statement. the bumps in the road comment went by pretty much unnoticed takes me back to another occasion where u.s. president dealing with a tragedy in the middle east use add sort of awkward metaphor, president reagan in the wake of the beirut bombing when the marines were killed in the barracks and takes time to fix are kitchen-- an awkward statement, not minimizing the deaths of those marines. just like president obama was not minimizing the deaths of the diplomates and terrible news and president reagan was-- but with president obama went right past. big news coming out of this whole thing, muhammad morrissy, our alleged ally in egypt, sort of siding with the bad guys there and that of course doesn't -- that is a bump in the road going forward, tragedy. >> right. >> kirsten, selective outrage on the part of the media. >> definitely selective outrage, in this case, zero outrage of so many things that are outrage and the youtube video that the administration elevate today a movie. it's not a movie, it's a video that no one saw, and the islamicist line that there was a movie that somehow they saw. and a du bump in the road makes it sound like it's minor, having 20 different countries, anti-american uprising in addition to having four americans killed is much more than a bump in the road. >> so, then the president comes to new york, he's about to give his speech to the united nations, in years past, presidents had one-on-one meetings with other world leaders, instead, this president decided to go on "the view", take a look. >> and coaching the girls on the court or trying to get everybody in congress to get on the same page. >> no contest, the girls, you know, they play like a team, so (applause)-- congress could take some lessons from the vipers, yeah, they pass the ball, they high five each other. >> so, cal, the president chose whoopi over bb, where is the outrage there? >> this is another bequest from president nixon, when he went on "laugh-in", and uttered the words, "sock it to me? and there's an internet frame, the president and mrs. obama light and bubbly and smiling and the others are speaking with em this. but when elizabeth hasselbeck, the one conservative on the view starts to ask a question, the president face gets very grim, almost condescending and michelle obama's face is like this. >> you were watching very closely. >> so. >> judy, word on friday that the president did in fact have a conversation late in the week with president obama, the way that the media has covered the apparent problems between the two world leaders, what do you think? >> this is the longest running soap opera in foreign policy, bb versus obama. of course he had to do something to try to make it-- make the damage less, less damaging than it was. he did not have the 13 bilaterals that he had the last time in new york. obama did not have any and the media are saying that's perfectly okay because the man is running for office. that's an explanation, about you to accept that on its face is i think, a bit-- >> world leaders speak their minds at the united nations. how did the media react? >> as president of our country, and commander-in-chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day and i will always defend their right to do so. >> president obama takes center stage at the u.n., delivering his view on world issues. did the media buy what he was selling? and how did the media react to other world leaders? and some of the crazy things they said. find out next on news watch. people we rely on in the morning can rely on dulcolax laxative tablets overnight. they give you predictable overnight relief to help get you feeling like yourself again in the morning. dulcolax laxative tablets. keep you moving. ♪ feeling free. ♪ insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... 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[ male announcer ] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >> the attacks on the civilians in benghazi were attacks on america. we are grateful for the assistance we received from the libyan government and from the libyan people. there should be no doubt that we will be relentless in tracking down the killers and bringing them to justice. >> rick: president obama addressing the united nations general assembly tuesday, sending a message. how was that message received by the press? he didn't mention terrorism, tr terrorist attacks and mentioned the youtube video. >> i think it was a forgotable speech and media did him a favor, and forgot it. and charles krauthammer-- and benjamin netanyahu got it, the rocky and bullwinkle, the bombs going off, one of the most memorable of the year. while you were following on twitter while the prime minister was mocked for giving showing this that was cartoonist, the outrage over the fact that he would do this was so disproportionate. there was no outrage about what he was actually saying, the idea of iran having a nuclear weapon, was nonoffensive, but that cartoon, seriously. >> rick: judy, you liked the speech. what about the coverage of the speech? >> i thought the new york times played it as the news story of the day. i think for obama, it was a very tough speech. he did talk about the importance of american values and commitment to first amendment which he really hadn't emphasized before so i think that the press in gener general, said most of them chose to forgot it. many covered it at great length. i hope some are listening to the speech for whom it was intended, iran, but i don't think they did. >> rick: you talked about the prime minister. the wire services, the news agencies and reuters and p a sending out a picture of the prime minister at the podium giving his speech. why would they choose these two pictures to send out to clients all over the world? cal, what's up? >> oh, this is so offensive. anybody who thinks that the media don't editorialize, even in their pictures, is a fool. the other thing that they don't understand and don't wish to understand is that there is no moral equivalencesy here between iran and israel and the united states. america and israel hold a certain values, pluralism, tolerance, religious pluralism, equal rights for women, all of these things. we are in a cultural war, a clash of civilizations. the media continue to buy into this myth that they bought into during world war ii and in the months and years preceding it, that dictators can be appeased by simply giving something that they lack. and you see that in the editorials and the columns in most of the new york times and l.a. times, wrong. >> rick: and the photos of prime minister netanyahu posing as the worst dictator in the history of dictatorships, what were they doing, other than show political bias? >> it was an accident. what's reallily particularly atrocious about this, i'm know the a huge netanyahu fan, abouter say, but the fact that they have so much animus towards him that they don't have to ahmadnejad. if you compared the two, i don't think they should be allowed to send the picture out like that. you don't see them expressing anger or disgust to somebody who discusses wiping off a nation off the map. >> rick: no confusing the part of amimus, the post owned by the same parent company of this new york, on the front page the other day. >> and he says this is ahmadnejad, and they were looking and let's look how they discovered the media speeches and charles krauthammer counted six apologies for the muhammad video, and if you're going to arrest the guy who made the muhammad video if this had been on the leaking thing, it would have been different. they're clearly letting obama get away with the first amendment here to sooth relations-- maybe a strategy in terms of keeping the middle east from boiling over, however, they're not making that connection. >> what's wrong with the speech, he was talking about terrorists and radical crazy people as if they care about any of the things he was talking about. he was speaking as if, if you just understood these things, if we could just all sit down and talk, then you would stop doing it. they don't care. >> they do not care. the argument he was making was completely and utterly wasted and the speech he should have given should have been a lot more like what netanyahu was giving, a serious, sober speech laying out the threats of the country and the western world is facing. >> on the contrary, i think he put it to our quote, allies, if egypt is still an ally and we seem to be changing our mind about that every minute, but he put it to them, do not try and ask for our assistance or want us to stay and help you if you don't take care of your violence problems. your violence problems, not ours. >> and so effective that president morsi accused us of having a war against! >> and did the one thing he was supposed to do, which was to make sure that american personnel and property was protected in egypt after an hour long conversation that has been covered pretty much by the media. >> rick: if you see something that shows evidence of a media bias, e-mail us at news watch. and how the media are using polls to push an agenda. >> the polls have him up, the polls have him down, which polls can you trust. are the media using the polls to focus on romney and ignore the terror attack in libya and the other real issues? 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>> why? you have to ask why? >> i have to ask. >> oh, my goodness. well, first of all, these polls, we have talked about this before on the show. i'm opposed to news organizations doing their own polls and making news from them. what are you're going to see ten days, two weeks before the election, the story line, hey, the race is tightening because they want ratings and they want to sell newspapers, but these things are a sophisticated form of fortune telling. i passed on the way to the studio, a psychic, i almost said stop the cab and let me see who is going to win the election, a little less sophisticated, but the same approach. >> rick: judy, the narrative that gets played out in the media, it's almost over, if romney doesn't score big in the first debate in denver this coming week that it's definitely over that his donors are going to jump ship. does the media create the narrative and push it or cherry pick for storiesen polls that they like, and then push those? >> i think this is where polls become so important and influential. if you can cite a poll shows the gap between romney and obama growing and obama running away with it, then you can really pile on, and say, wow, this race is over. and look, voting, early voting has begun in more than 20 states, and 25% of the vote is actually determined by the early voters and you can make a case for doing precisely what kirsten warned about, which is pre-judging the outcome of the election. >> the conservatives not happy with the polls out there. a lot talking about them being weighted incorrectly. for a news consumer listening to your pearls of wisdom, how should they interpret. >> if you're curious for another take, unskewed polls.com, a way to reweight the polls-- the fox news poll has romney down 5 points and suggests romney it down. and one who was not a-- and a pollster for gary hart and so on, he wrote in great part, what the media are doing are newspapers are supposed to be broke, instead spending money on polls in virginia, ohio and florida where obama clearly is clobbering romney in terms of television buys, you're down 8 points in ohio must be losing nationwide. it's not wrong, but it's obviously to suggest that romney is a goner. >> rick: kirsten, do you agree we'll hear stories about a tightening of the race because the media want to generate ratings and sell newspapers and magazines or perhaps a guilt on part of the mainstream media maybe we should be covering this a little bit more fairly than we have been? >>pist-- i think that sometimes media polls can be a little cooked. i have a friend, he used to do it for one of the media organizations and used to say, ding, here, it's been cooked, here is what you wanted. but the thing is, nate silver did a good analysis of the polls that show there are biases, but sort of evenly split if you look at the big polls. some are weighted towards republicans and some are weighted towards democrats so the best thing to do is look at real clear politics average and kind of tends to even out. right now says that romney is down by about 4 points which i think probably sounds right to people. one thing the media never do, to do a survey of previous polls and how wrong they were. remember, carter was going to clobber reagan in 1980. there are a number of inaccuracies and go back to themust like the fortune tellers, doesn't matter how many times they were wrong. >> and the news media and libya. >> more details surface about the deadly attacks about the u.s. consulate in libya. al-qaeda terrorists behind the murder of our ambassador and what did the white house know and when did they know it and were aren't the media crying foul? 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>> no, i mean, i don't-- i do not begin to understand the white house's and the state department's indignation over the reporting of obvious news, every news organization would have done that. and i understand this, as i was about to say, kirsten, they were trying to change the subject, and they wanted to make it about cnn and not about their, what looks now like incompetence or intelligence failure or a failure to respond to an obvious threat. >> rick: in the meantime, jim, we just heard james reporting on the correspondence between one of hillary clinton-- secretary deputy-- >> assistant deputy secretary of state. what kind of way is that to have an interview with a reporter. >> and dana millbanks says this is what you have now, every secretary of state department has had a cadre of loyalists who see themselves as counter punchers and punching hard against the media and everybody else and it's a professional, almost, guild of spin doctors and now we see one what they really sound and act and talk like. everybody in politics knows them and this time it's public domain. >> rick: and very little attention, cal, in the media to this correspondent and in the meantime, when mitt romney goes overseas during the summer and one of his aides has a little heated exchange with a reporter, it's front page news. >> well, once again, we have more evidence, as if more was needed, that the bias of the mainstream media. i agree with judy, this was news, it was legit. the big argument was between the state department and cnn as to whether it was, some agreement was lived up to, but here is the real problem, the administration, the bm administration wanted this diary out of the way as rapidly as possible because chris stevens was concerned, he wrote in his diary, about the lack of security and they don't want to be held accountable for that and a report on drudge on friday that links the potential of a budget cut for security at the state department with what happened in benghazi. they don't want their fingerprints on that one. >> rick: kirsten, if the goal was to change the subject as jim suggests, did it work? did they throw the media off the trail? >> the media was never on the trail. there's nobody to throw off. you know, the thing about it is, there's only been a few reporters who have been really on this story, you know, and i think that what's interested, what was in the diary in the journal to be specific, it wasn't just the instance of an attack, he was concerned about al-qaeda and that's something that now eli lake has reported on the daily beast and fox news reported they knew within 24 hours, according to multiple intelligence officials that this was linked to al-qaeda. so that's why there was such a heavy-- this was trying to just crush this story to make sure that no other reporter would every go after it. >> rick: fox news has been doing a lot of reporting on that swell and we'll pick up on that part of the story when we come back on news watch. more on the attack in libya and charges of a coverup when we come back. 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>> it seems no-brainer, i don't ever pretend to know anything about sports or related to sports. i don't want to give analysis. >> oh, let's pick up on that, time magazine called it the pander bowl in terms of obama's remarks, he never answers shouted out questions, but there there's something good out of this. i think we ought to consider replacement journalists, anchors and networks new york times, washington post and get the replacement reporters in there and see if they're better. >> we already have them, they're called bloggers. >> you're seeing the power of social media, this was in some way a tweet driven story, scott walker tweet and others tweeted and chose one curriculum to do it. >> and isn't there so much that unites us than divides us. >> kirsten and i were united that we were too worried about libya to worry about this. >> and next time governor walker has to run for election, is his opponent going to be playing or putting up his tweets in favor of the referee union? >> you have to understand about wisconsin the green bay packers are the established religion, nobody messes with them. i heard rush limbaugh say he was disappointed the replacements refs were gone. people were tuning in to see what the next screwup would be. >> and coming up next, a gail la that rec newses-- recognizes the biased media. 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>> let me ask you this. >> this is -- okay. >> that is your last call. lights are blinking and we're closing down shop. go to greta wire.com. watch the entire interview. there is an open thread for you. good nig pat buchanan. many, many more. stay with us on fox business. >> eric: hello, everybody. i'm eric bolling with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, andrea tantaros, greg gutfeld. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: the obama administration coverup of an american debt. not a spy thriller or conspiracy movie. it's real. four americans are debt and it's all playing out in front of our eyes. fox news has confirmed within 24 hours of the assault in benghazi, u.s. intelligence knew it was preplanned and ladies and gentlemened it a terrorist attack, an al-qaeda terrorist attack. we have been saying this all along on "the five." thereon the obama administration trying -- listen to the obama administration thighing to spin the story -- trying to spin the story. they were aware of this by september 12. pay careful attention the dates. >> there is no justification, none at all for responding to this video with violence. >> we have no information to suggest that it was a pre pre-planned attack. it's not a reaction to the 9/11 anniversary that we know of. >> this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> eric: all right. here is president obama tuesday. >> there are no words to excuse the killing of innocence. there is no video this justifies an attack on an embassy. >> eric: kimberly, now we know that the obama administration labeled at it terrorist attack, so they could release intelligence in the area. but for better part of two weeks they have been denying it was terrorism and blame it on the movie. is there ever a reason for the president of the united states to lie to the american people? >> kimberly: no, there is not. in this particular situation it was glay grant. flagrant. if their lips are moving, they're lying. shameful behavior and weakened our position overseas internationally. people do not fear and respect the united states now because they know we will not act on it. we will instead do the 2012 apology tour. frankly, the american people are over it. it's outrageous that they lied. repeatedly over and over again. despite direct evidence to the contrary. >> eric: i want to get to you. i know you want to respond to that. andrea, immediately after, we said are they that dumb? do they think we're that dumb? what was it? they're that dumb, we're that dumb? >> andrea: they know the media won't cover them the way they'd cover republican president. but they haven't been forthcoming and they should be when it comes to terror. remember after september 11, rudy giuliani set up every day and told the truth. this tells me one or two things this year. either the president didn't do this job and didn't read his intelligence briefings or his intelligence agencies weren't communicating with him. it has him ticked off. he should call for heads to roll. or president knew what was going on but instead of putting our national security interest first, he put his own political career first to protect himself. remember, successful terrorist attack on 9/11, that kind of hurts that "i killed bin laden, i'm a strong leader" message. >> kimberly: exactly. >> eric: since september 12 and we knew four americans were killed we do v done the story and led with the story every day since it happened. didn't pass the smell test. >> greg: you keep saying they were lying. it's a not lie. it's a manmade honesty malfunction. get that straight. if this is a coverup, it's the worst ever. makes the plumbers look like 007. bigger question here is when you have a smell in your house, what do you do? you look for the source. at my place it's the hamper. what are we looking for here? we are looking for the source to the assertion it was the video at fault. because we could talk about this being a coverup. it looks like they're trying to cover up something. what drives me nuts is why do they immediately assume that the video was at fault. somebody has to go, president obama, you said the video was at fault. where did you get that information? what is your source for that? that to me is the smoking gun. smoking howitzer. >> eric: bob, go ahead. can you defend the administration at all hearing on september 12 they labeled it a terrorist, al-qaeda terror attack and everyone out there, susan rice, hillary clinton, jay carney saying it was the movie. >> bob: with all due respect to our reporting on this, having dealt with the intelligence community for many years they did not confirm this was a terror attack on the 12th. these were intelligence sources who said they believed as i believed and everybody else believed it probably was a terrorist attack. the al-qaeda connection, everybody in eastern libya -- >> eric: bob, bob -- >> bob: let me finish. >> eric: please finish. what you are saying is incorrect. >> bob: it's not incorrect. i bet you whatever you want to bet, there is nothing, any intelligence report. i listened to the intelligence guys sit back and they guess what happened. how would they know? f.b.i. is investigating this. they weren't on the ground. if they knew so much about it, how come cnn got ahold of a diary by the ambassador? it's the most ridiculous concept i've heard. >> eric: so according to our reporter, u.s. officials confirm they had several intelligence assets on the ground, c.i.a. on the ground, sealing to protect assets. understand this. ambassador stevens was killed with another seal. four hours later, two more -- four hours later, two more seals were killed in the annex. in the time between the two, somebody had to know they were being attacked. >> bob: it's not a question they knew they were attacked but to confirm the intelligence agency, that the finding this is a terror cyst attack it's not possible. >> kimberly: it is possible. they had intelligence and reports prior to the ince tent that there was unrest and problems in the area. they knew that. they saw what happened. in 24 hours they labeled this a terrorist attack. let me finish, please. in order to release assets. special forces, seals, intelligence officers. to respond to the scene to be able to find out exactly what happened. in order to do that and send the force, you to do that. they went on the sunday shows and five different times said that in fact this is blamed on the video. the video was a scapegoat. rabbit and red harring so the administration didn't take responsibility for epic fail on their watch. that is the bottom line. >> bob: calm down. >> kimberly: i'm very calm. >> bob: i want to know what they confirmed in writing in the intelligence briefing this was a terrorist attack. i bet there is not a single one. >> greg: this is my point. somehow they were able to confirm it was the video's fault. you to understand there are two points out of this. evasiveness that is weird. you get straighter answer from rupaul. it raises the question where does obama get intel, from the media matters home page? georggeorge clooney's colorist? >> eric: sorry i stepped on the line, greg. bob would have us believe that the c.i.a. knew, the f.b.i. knew, no one in the white house knew. carney, obama, hillary clinto clinton. >> andrea: so that is a worse argument, bob. everybody knew except susan rice, hillary clinton and president? then we shouldn't re-elect them. i want to build on something else you said. f.b.i. isn't even on the ground. i have a theory. why is the f.b.i. involved at all? this isn't a bank robbery. it's an act of war. i think the administration is using the f.b.i., under investigation, as a stonewall. under investigation equals stonewall. anytime anyone asks what is going on, they say it's under investigation. tell you after the election. >> kimberly: she's right. >> bob: f.b.i. is always the agency that integs these things overseas because it happened on u.s. property. that's why. it's right. >> eric: they say it's not safe enough to be on the ground. remember when the libyan interim president said we know what is going on, preplanned terrorist attack? our state department said we're not sure of that yet. guess what? we still don't have the f.b.i. on the ground there. >> kimberly: you know why, too? are you kidding me, they are going to moon walk this tall way to past the election. saying f.b.i., law enforcement matter, this is the routine. it ages the investigation. that's what the defense attorneys do. you have a bunch representing the jihadnist the department of law and they think it -- >> bob: you're suggesting -- [ overtalk ] >> bob: you are suggesting a complete and total amount of evidence available in-1/2 hours that confirmed, officially confirmed this was a terrorist attack? >> eric: they labeled it. fox news conditional label it. fox news is saying that the white house -- >> kimberly: the administration. >> eric: -- they told fox news -- >> bob: sources? >> eric: u.s. officials told fox news. they labeled it. >> bob: if you went to any intelligence group of people, everybody would have reached the same conclusion we did; that this was a terrorist attack. >> greg: i go back to original point. i can see bob's point there night not have been enough information. the assumption was made rather quickly that it was a spontaneous attack. where would it come from? it comes from the premise, that we deserved it. it couldn't an evil group of people that planned this. something we did pissed people off. that's what we accepted off the bat. to me is disgusting and shapeful. >> kimberly: they're not responsible, greg. do you understand? they're not responsible. this wasn't our fault, we didn't know about it, not a terrorist attack. victim of circumstance overseas and it's fortunate. we'll have a moment of silence. >> andrea: the libyan president came out and said wait a minute. we said you're wrong. we told them he didn't know what he was talking about. but if you thereon the reporting we got, the group that is expected to con duct is al-qaeda and islamic magrad. their goal is the same everywhere. the taliban. it is global islamic rule. when bin laden in days that followed 9/11 he took that video out, he said this is for 80 years of disgrace. does anyone know what that means? that means 80 years after they broke up the call faith, they want one thing, they are not -- broke up the caliphate. they are not going to apologize. >> bob: to rush to judgment about the video is a mistake. no question about that. but the idea -- first of all, the libyan president has a real terrorist problem on his hands. that was his politics talking. nothing to do what -- >> kimberly: >> are you saying he's not right? >> eric: u.s. officials confirming it was labeled terrorism within the department, wherever within the f.b.i. or c.i.a. -- >> andrea: you were in the state department. you figured it out in five minutes. maybe you should be running things because they know far less than you do. what does that tell you? >> eric: we are running out of time. last night, hillary clinton was at an event where she said there is an al-qaeda link to. this here is the question. i don't want to play. we don't have time to play this. do you think tonight, obviously after last night's evil news, do you think tonight, abc, nbc or cbs is going to lead with this breaking news? >> greg: no. i admire the network dedication to obama's incompetence. it's almost superhuman. >> andrea: when is he going to admit it was a terrorist attack? >> bob: once there is enough evidence to do it. >> andrea: he is at the top. his spokesperson, the mouthpiece said it was. when will he? november 7? >> kimberly: november 7. >> eric: you hear me say hillary clinton, the secretary of state. right? >> bob: yes. i understand that. i understand that. >> kimberly: somebody take the keys to the white house. can we get a countdown clock? >> bob: coming up, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the u.n. today warning about the iranian nuclear threat. listen. >> ladies and gentlemen, the relevant question is not when iran will get the bomb. the relevant question is at what stage can we no longer stop iran from getting the bomb? >> eric: all right. but is obama, is the obama administration prepared to deal with the terrorists in tehran? that's next. ♪ ♪ >>> there is only way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs. that's by placing a clear red line on iran's nuclear weapons program. where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before iran gets to a point where it's a few months away or a few weeks away from amas amassing enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon. >> andrea: that was a powerful address by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today at the united nations. he flashed a bolling-like diagram showing the progress iran made developing a nuclear bomb and he warned the world that the hour is getting very late to confront it. so eric, this is the most dire warning. i mean he basically said 90% uranium enrichment. we have to do something, maybe by next summer. what does the president say now? we heard him numberable last terror incident. this is a threat. does he run away for this, too? >> eric: he tries to buy time through the election. let's not address this until november 7 or 8. i'm not sure what he does then. right now, the prime minister says they are so close, they're closer. they may have a bomb. there is no reason for them to say what they are going to do. they have already said we're testing long range missiles that could maybe hit israel, maybe go further. the u.s. has 5,000 nuclear warheads. israel has somewhere between 100 and 200 nuclear warheads. maybe iians would listen to that more than drawing a picture. no offense to prime minister. show the warheads you have. >> andrea: kimberly, earlier in the week, president become bam said we will walk aside you, alongside of israel in the peace process. not we will stand behind you, we will back you up. but he did say well, israel is an ally. >> kimberly: we will walk beside you but not meet with you. >> andrea: if i'm netanyahu don't you feel insecure? >> kimberly: of course you do. i don't think he can rely on the united states under the president's direction of the administration. that is a real crisis of consequence here that they are facing. this isn't a political decision for the israelis or for netanyahu. matter of survival. for president obama it's a matter of politics. what can he do? what is popular? what can he do in terms of the votes. he has to appease the voting electorate here that is upset with him in regard to the policy with israel. this is a no-win situation. because we have to support them. without their support and mutual accord between the two country, we are in dire circumstances in the middle east. >> andrea: ahmadinejad said he is developing this for peaceful purposes, for energy. how about an oil-rich country like iran need that kind of energy? >> greg: he tried to contact dimi but he is not on yahoo. what can we do? what does america do? i say the nuclear option. send iran another videotape message from obama. i know! it's extreme. but it's the only kind of message they understand. >> remember when president obama said he would sit down with him, bob? remember that? i'll sit down, we eke talk, we'll chat. how has that worked out? >> bob: i want to point out that netanyahu has tried to get the allies, israel allies around the world to underscore this red line. not one of them has come forward. the reason they haven't and the reason he is going public now, he is under political pressure back home from the party and the religious parties. they want to get their allies out in front of the red line. the red line is dangerous. while, by the way, the sanctions are working and crippling tehran -- iran. >> andrea: but crippling them economically. we have seen a decline in their oil and four rounds of sanctions. but it hasn't slowed down the weapons process. >> bob: we don't know that. israel and the united states, israel particularly has done a good job taking out the engineers. there is a lot they have been behind in the centrifuge development. >> eric: are you willing to basically bet the world that they're not that close to nuclear bomb? >> bob: israel will do what israel is going to do and they can't do it without the united states so united states will be in it. >> greg: we should send delegation of occupy wall street there speak to them about peace. by then, maybe they will blow themselves up. >> andrea: speaking of allies you brought up allies. if i were israel i'd be puzzled. we thought mubarak was ally of ours now. when president obama was asked interview with tell money doe if egypt was an ally, here is what he said. >> i don't think that we could consider them an ally. but we don't consider them an enemy. >> andrea: maybe someone should give the president a flowchart on two the allies are and who they're not. egypt, are they not, the muslim brotherhood? >> eric: someone tell me, did i miss it or has president obama not gone to israel yet? as he not stepped foot in israel? pretty sure he hasn't. >> kimberly: too busy. >> eric: not as president, right? he has gone to cairo and he has gone to several other places. he made time for some of the other allies. israel is amazingly important to keeping the peace in the middle east. if israel goes or israel taken over or bombed by iran, the whole area -- if you want to talk about caliphate? caliphate two. >> andrea: hold on, bob. i want you to react to this. here is what obama said about the status of israel as an ally. >> now, i feel an obligation, not pressure, but an obligation to make sure we are in close consultation with the israelis on these issues because it affects them deeply. they're one of our closest allies in the region. >> eric: one of them. >> andrea: so speak louder than words. take a look at the map of the middle east. bob, maybe you can identify who is an ally and who is not to help president obama. he is not sure about egypt. turkey is supposedly an ally. remember they voted against sanctions, against iran. so -- >> bob: i can -- >> andrea: help him out. >> bob: first, it's not right to say america ousted mubarak. his people did and the generals did. >> kimberly: we supported it. >> bob: jordan is a key ally of ours. by the way, egypt without having our -- >> eric: jordan? >> bob: yeah, they happened to -- >> eric: i'm laughing that that is what you come up with. jordan is important. but so is israel and so was egypt. i'm not sure if egypt -- i'm not even sure we're allies with egypt anymore. >> greg: he retired from the n.b.a. years ago. >> bob: okay. >> kimberly: the king of jordan has always been a strong a lyle. however, the position is weakened now. he is under tremendous pressure for muslim brotherhood and other forces. that is not something we can count on right now. saudis are mad at us as well. >> andrea: this is big every than israel. the fight we're facing is bigger than israel. israel hasn't been around as long as the hatred from the radical islamic jihadist have. coming up, racist and threatening hate mail sent to mia love, utah mayor who would be the first ever black republican woman to be elected to congress. so is somebody trying to intimidate her? that's next on "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> greg: love that oasis band. not as good as the beatles, i guess. what if you had the answer to bad economy in middle east in front of you? if you were matt damon you will bury it under mountain of lies. hear of fracking. not is only fracking creating full employment wherever it goes it could unleash billions of gallons of oil, divorcing us from much of the middle east mess. plus, frac is just a funny work. damon is working on anti-fracking movie called "promised land." the flick typical story has the frackers as bad guys and anti-frackers as the heroes. turns out according to filmmaker the abbott fracers are the fraudsters making up the lies after absurd lies. it may not be damon's fault. he could be come down with something. according to the "new york daily news" anti-fracking freaks that got obama to block the keystone pipeline are trying to block fracking in new york saying it leads to syphilis. >> kimberly: my gosh. >> greg: logic is fracking will encourage men to go to new york to work, where then they will catch a disease or whatever. you could say the same thing about the modern green movement. of all, the activists produce more germ than health club yoga mat. these days the green movement is full of cranks and crooks whose purpose is end capitalism. how does it affect a rich actor like damon? it doesn't. which why you can spread the dishonesty like a disease at will. >> kimberly: oh, my gosh. >> greg: oh, my gosh. andrea, you feel as strongly as fracking as i do. >> andrea: i woke up this morning and all ibev an able toto think about. >> greg: this could problems and celebrities are changing the truth. changing the truth to prevent something from happening that could benefit millions of americans. >> andrea: 600,000 jobs i believe it was that president obama said in his "state of the union." look at how dumb we are. we have this natural gas here to create jobs. what do we do? we export the clean, cheap, natural gas to china while we import dirty expensive crude. president obama could back the natural gas act. he hasn't. more lip service. promised to get us off middle east oil in ten years. four years later we're not even close. what are we doing about this? what is our energy energy policy? >> greg: windmills. solar panels. >> kimberly: solyndra. winner. >> bob: i haven't heard that in a long time. >> greg: we'll bring it back. solyndra shows that they invest in idiotsy. and they're destroying something that is important. eric, isn't it great when you see celebrities or left wing actors with egg on their face? they're wrong on this and they can't let go. >> eric: wrong on it. couple of numbers. we have spent $250 billion overseas because we are spending more money on gas. president obama came in. here is the way to drop gasoline. embrace fracking an natural gas. hundreds of billions of dollars of economic activity would stay in america. tens if not hundreds of billions of tax re-knew would stay here. if you want to talk about closing the debt, the deficit. allow fracking. frac away. by the way, there is nothing, never has been any proof of disease or anything -- >> greg: they tried it with breast cancer -- >> bob: i wasn't supposed to talk about the disease part. andrea made a good point. marellus shale runs from ohio, to upper new york state. our friend denny harton you met. friend from west virginia. he convinced me how safe fracking was. it's an important point. if you drive buss with natural gas, it seems you can drive anything with natural gas, right? >> bob: he told me we didn't have the infrastructure to carry natural gas. why not invest in infrastructure to carry natural gas? not have so much dependency on foreign oil. >> kimberly: welcome to the conservative party, bob beckel. >> andrea: can you spread that in your party >> eric: >> bob: when you have that much of an energy resource and you know it runs things, the only problem, of course, is that -- well, anyway. >> greg: k.g. -- >> kimberly: i'm for fracking all the way and anything that gives us energy independence so we're not on bended knee constantly to the middle east to put the country in peril, the positions we're doing. i oppose president obama war on poll and fossil fuels. big mistake and it has cost americans livelihood and jobs. shame on you. >> greg: shame on you, kimberly. coming up, president obama camp says women don't care about wha what happened in the last four years but that's not what ann romney is hearing on the campaign trail. if you leave now, andrea will set fire to eric's chest hair. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] if you had a dollar for every dollar car insurance companies say they'll save yoby switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? 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>> eric: again, i don't understand why people are voting for barack obama. women, single women are voting for barack obama overwhelmingly. look what is going on. we talked about it how many times? 500,000 fewer jobs held by women in america this time around versus four years ago when he took over. the unemployment among african-americans, 97% of african-americans are going to vote for barack obama. but the unemployment number skyrocketed under barack obama. i don't get it. he is winning in demos he should be losing in. >> bob: i don't get how any working man or woman would vote for a republican. >> kimberly: why that? why are they in a better position under barack? >> bob: because the republicans have been consistently against dumb things that are against working men and women. simple as that. >> kimberly: what do you mean? they want lower taxes? >> bob: for example, job creation bill in house they haven't passed. barack obama passed a ledbetter act with congress. that is equalizing pay. we edited out what she said at the end of that. >> andrea: women are making more and more money. it's pretty dense for democrats to assume that there are the one issue voters. more a more women are becoming care-takers ifer their parents a they care about what happened. obamacare, because it hasn't affected premiums and it's gone up. they look at their kids, too. they wonder okay, how am i going to afford to send my kids to college? they are not one issues voters, it's not monolithic. but this campaign divides and conquers so don't say anything. >> eric: i agree. >> kimberly: are you making movements to me like gesturing and weird things? >> greg: i feel bad for, i said this before. the number one cause -- the number one media celebrity target of abuse is the young conservative woman. they are surrounded constantly by people who behittal them, because -- belittle them because they don't tow the line. any jokes or abuse is okay if you are a young conservative woman. they believe you're from the '50s. >> bob: you all the time. >> greg: i allow me them to abuse me. i pay for that. >> kimberly: bring this up in the little time we have to talk about mia love. another interview by greta van susteren. take a look at this. >> it's to be expected. am i surprised? no. am i disappointed? absolutely. mail after mail and disturbing things, and i'm making sure that the police department is handling that. we're going to make sure that americans say we're not going to stand up for this non-sent. >> kimberly: mia love. >> greg: liberal white males haven't been this scared of a woman since their wedding night. >> kimberly: i am scared of your iing and scratching. >> bob: what is wrong with you? >> greg: mia love scares liberals as much as allen west. that means that has to be the greatest presidential ticket. allen west, mia love. somebody knocking on the door? no, it's bob's knees. >> kimberly: my goodness. andrea? >> bob: are you saying that seriously? >> greg: why not? why not? >> bob: let it go. election day is coming up soon. it's a great idea. >> andrea: if you don't know mia love, get to know her. she is not just a republican, young and dynamic. she is brilliant. you can't bully her intellectually. this is how they have to do it, the lowest, most hateful form of bullying, because they're not going to get her on brain power. the real deal. >> bob: who is they? one crazy person sends her racist material. i get thousands of those. >> kimberly: yours are well-deserved. let's see, the democratic -- >> andrea: black female. i'm sure we have jesse jackson and al sharpton protesting outside. it's different i guess. >> eric: she will win on her merit. she has been fantastic mayor of a town. bond rating up. interest rates down. doing it all right. keep her eye on her. >> kimberly: #winner! coming up. >> greg: where are you? >> bob: i don't know. >> kimberly: n.f.l. referees are headed back to the field. is tonight the first time ever the fans give the refs a standing "o"? bob is looking to watch all nine innings of tonight's game. he tells us about it. that's next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> bob: yeah, reunited and it feels so good! tonight when football players are back on the field with the real refs. who would have thought we'd say that? n.f.l. reefing deal overnight to kick replacement officials to the curb. it goes down to two game, one was the packers and the seattle super hawks. [ laughter ] there was a three-point shot that was not accepted as a three-point shot but we know the feet were on the three-point line. >> kimberly: seahawks. >> bob: two incidents here that were a problem. one was green bay and seattle. the other one was when the ravens played whoever they played -- >> kimberly: patriot act. >> andrea: how do i know this and you played football? >> bob: i have no brain cells left. bellicheck went after a ref and got $50,000 fine. tonight they can even it out. tonight is the ravens, right? versus who? >> eric: look it up while we talk. >> bob: browns. greg is excited about this whole thing. so first time the refs will be cheered when they get on the field, until they miss the first call. >> eric: third minute in. they will blow a call. or have a questionable call and everyone will say bring back the -- >> kimberly: nobody likes refs. >> eric: people say you made no sense yesterday when you said but bring them back because of the injuries. that's the only reason you bring them back. $3 million is hanging on this whole deal the whole time. any one of the quarterbacks could get hurt because of a blown call or no call. there was too much risk to the franchise, so they say let's make deal. refs got most of what they want. they're union thugs. sorry, refs. >> bob: here we go. back to unions. >> andrea: i'm not an expert on football like you, bob, but the refs should never be the story. all week long the refs have been the story. they have to up the game. eric is right. the n.f.l. is not going to let $3 million, pocket change to them, destroy their brand. >> bob: they almost did. they almost did. >> andrea: it's not the blown calls -- >> kimberly: their reputation. >> bob: the field goal, two people on the goalpost to look up. had the blow that. >> andrea: i thought they didn't make it on sunday night. >> bob: greg, you are really in to this tonight? are you glued in front of the tv screen through the seventh inning stretch? >> greg: i will be doing glue in front of the tv scree screen. i am in the minority. tired of the sanctimonious solaber. they should bring tobacco high-ly refs to do the game instead of football refs. tired of the public bullying. celebrity option twitter making fun of the poor refs after doing the anti-bullying crusade. they go on there and rip on bullies. they're only against bullying when it helps their career. >> bob: are you excited they're back? >> andrea: i love football but i have problem with any bad call. i can't stand injustice. it was shameful what happened. >> andrea: incompetence. >> kimberly: or incompetence. don't get me started. i love football and hate for the bad calls. instant replay. get it right. put on glasses. some of them need glasses. >> bob: why do you sit in that chair and i sit in this chair? never mind. >> eric: the refs, the deal they got. they will make $180,000 a season. that is more than congress people make. >> bob: oh! >> eric: part-time job. >> andrea: they both screw up their jobs colossally. >> bob: the average salary for n.f.l. 2011, they official got $149,000. i think that is right. now in '# 3 they get $173,000. 2019, $205,000. you ought to try to be a line judge. >> eric: i would love to be. >> bob: one more thing. is up next. ♪ ♪ >> eric: time for one more thing. kimberly, you are kicking it off. >> kimberly: break out the gogo juice. we have honey boo-boo has been picked up for a few more episodes. take a look at this. >> bob: who is honey boo-bo boo-boo? >> dollar make me holler, honey boo-boo. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] >> kimberly: greg's face is -- >> greg: why are we giving any time to that garbage? that person in ten or 12 years is going to be a mess. it will be her parents' fault. you're seeing lindsay lohan at 3. >> andrea: that person in ten years will not be a mess. [ overtalk ] >> eric: drugs are bad and cash. >> bob: i got to say i'm sorry. i wasn't making fun of her. >> eric: moving along. ann romney was on jay leno two nights ago. you have to see the clip. it's fantastic. >> is he is a good dancer? >> you know, jay, he has gotten be a better dancer. >> that is a political answer. that is a political answer. i saw him dance when he came out at the republican convention. and here, take a look. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: romney, ganga style. >> kimberly: i love that. >> eric: i don't remember that. >> kimberly: dancing in my mind like that. >> bob: i hate tattoos and i can't stand them and everybody is getting them. who would put this junk on their body? i want to tell you -- two things. one, there is one person on the "the five" that has a tattoo. i'd like you to guess who it is. i'll tell you who it is tomorrow. it's -- >> eric: how can they find you? >> bob: twitter. what is that? robert beckel. i will tell you who it is and where it is. if you want to make a big investment with me, in ten years i'm going to start tattoo removal parlors. >> kimberly: they already have that. really? >> bob: in five more years all the tattoos will fall because of certain -- >> andrea: gravity. >> bob: yeah. but owe -- don't get in that. >> andrea: do you have a new technology never seen before? >> bob: i do. get rid of those. >> kimberly: invest while you can. get in on it. crazy. >> andrea: so while millions of americans and bob beckel are in denial about our fiscal state, all you have to do is look at greece. we haven't covered this on "the five" yet. these are recent riots. they're rioting because they're cutting benefits over austerity measures because greece is broke. unemployment is 25% in both greece and spain. the under gem employment is double digits too, by the way. anytime anybody laughs and says it doesn't matter, it's not serious. if president obama continues to hand out check, try and take him away eventually like paul ryan to get us back on path to fiscal sanity, that is what can happen here. >> bob: do you have relatives left in greece? >> andrea: i have a whole family in greece. it spent so much time there. it's very, very serious. i have a lot of friends in athens. none of them can find work. they're all leaving. my family is suffering. it's a serious problem. people who haven't been to greece don't know. >> bob: feel bad enough. >> andrea: sorry, bob. >> greg: my banned word -- "game-changer." >> kimberly: oh, no! >> greg: when anybody says it's a game-changer, it's never a game-changer. >> bob: you did that once. >> greg: no, i didn't. >> bob: in my memory. >> greg: i keep a ror of everything i do. >> bob: you do? >> greg: then i eat it. >> kimberly: i like game-changer. usually i think it's
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"studio b" with trace, here for shepard smith starts right now. >>trace: the the news begins anew on "studio b" today. the verdict is in. after challenges to a controversial voting law in the key battleground state of pennsylvania forcing everyone to show a photo i.d. before casting a ballot. we will tell you if the law will stand. >> we are a day away from the first of three presidential debates. ahead is a look at the issues that will be front and center for president obama and governor romney. >> plus, one of the biggest u.s. airlines reports more problems involving loose seats forcing emergency landing and now the airline is responding to accusations of sabotage. that is ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" today. >> first from fox at 3:00, democrats today winning a major court decision that could have a profound affect on one of the biggest swing states in next month's presidential election. a pennsylvania judge today blocked a tough and controversial new law that would require voters to show valid photo identification. the republican-led state legislature passed the law in march. supporters claim it would prevent fraud and insure that only those who are legally eligible to vote would be able to cast a ballot. opponents argued the law unfairly targeted minorities and the elderly and intended to keep them home on election day. according to the average of all pennsylvania polls, president obama has a sizable lead. democrats have fought the law furiously because in the past lower town out has benefited republicans in pennsylvania. the state acknowledged in court that there has never been a case of in person voter fraud in pennsylvania. now like for us in new york city with more on that. what will happen come election day? >>reporter: trace, believe it or not on election day poll workers will ask for your photo i.d. in pennsylvania but voters do not have to show up. the judge simpson led the law stay in place ruling it is constitutional but not for this election in november. he was concerned not enough people have photo i.d.'s so far and there are concerns about people voting by provisional ballot and under the law having to prove who they are in six days. he ruled, "i expected morphoto i.d.es to have been issued and the remaining five weeks before the general election." opponents are thrilled. >> the united states of america, the hallmark of our democracy, is universal suffrage. we are known around the globe for this. that is a ron we are admired. now, in pennsylvania, we are reasserting that view. it should not be difficult for people to vote. >>reporter: the critics hope to block the law before the election. >>trace: would do supporters say about this? >>reporter: the chairman of the republican party is disappointed but the republican governor is happy the law was upheld and the deputy secretary of state said it is a win-win for both sides. >> generally speaking, we are pleased with the court decision today, voter i.d. is still the law in pennsylvania. the judge has not ruled it to be unconstitutional although he said that it should be implemented in a different manner. because of all those things we are pleased with the ruling. >>reporter: this is a day when early voting has begun in ohio and florida. voters do need to show a voter i.d. in florida. in pennsylvania they will have to show an i.d. after this november's election. >>trace: thank you, eric, from new york. with us is the associate managing editor of the "wall street journal," parent company of this network. the deputy secretary of state in pennsylvania said a win-win for everyone. i'm not sure the republicans feel that way in pennsylvania today. >>guest: probably the republicans wanted this to go into affect and have some kind of voter identification in place before the election. the win-win comes through from the fact that this has not been outlawed in pennsylvania. you have it for later elections. imagine if the court had said "yes" and there was a close race, not what we are seeing in the polls in pennsylvania, but a chose race, and to have that law contested after the fact? this avoids sticky legal possibilities involving this particular election. >>trace: they will try to get this everruled. -- overruled. is there a chance the supreme court could vote and overrule this best election starts? >>guest: not in pennsylvania because the supreme court handed this back down to the judge for reconsideration. the judge decided, look, we are trying, we are finding people are not getting the i.d.'s expeditiously. it has run into problems in other states including texas and wisconsin along the same issues. can you get it enforced for this particular election? it doesn't mean it won't be there in the future. logically you could say, shouldn't a voter have to identify who they are to avoid fraud? the problem is, you have to give the voter an unit -- an opportunity to get the i.d. best election. >>trace: the judge rules it could cause people to lose their right to vote but did not expound on that. what was the intent? >>guest: the judge said, we are not going to have voter problems if you require an i.d. on reconsideration, and in talking to a number of voters who had trouble getting an i.d., he said well, maybe not this time around is what happened here leaving on the prospect for enforcing this in future elections. something on the order of 89,000 people in pennsylvania would nut have had the proper identification before, which is 1 percent of the voters, would not have had the proper identification for this election, is the tally. the judge said, let's hold off and not have it in force this go around. >>trace: sow think it is fair to wait until after the election and they can battle it again. >>guest: the republicans are disappointed and the democrats said it would unfairly hammered the poor, most likely, from going to vote. they tend to vote democrat. again, you could imagine the contest after the election if it was close in pennsylvania if the law was in place. >>trace: thank you, john, from the "wall street journal" this afternoon. we are getting more details about a shooting that killed a border patrol agent today, less than two years after the death of brian terry. remember, a shoot out on the u.s. and mexican border killed terry in 2010. some of the weapons were linked to the government's failed gun tracking operation "fast and furious" with one agent dying and a second agent suffering injuries in arizona. part of the known drug smuggle ing area in that city. the f.b.i. is now investigating. >> each time that a law enforcement person is killed or shot or injured in the line of duty, we have to take a moment and think of the families and the heroes involved. we very much feel in our hearts and prayers going to the families. >>trace: officials named that border patrol station after brian terry. now, sir, what are authorities doing to find the suspects? >>guest: everything. this is a desert area that is flat, and runs up to the natural forest. it is a great area for smuggling but a difficult place to find someone. so we have virtually an army with helicopters in the air, a drone, as well, all looking for the suspects. early this morning at 2:00 a.m., local time, a sensor laid down by the border patrol on a known smuggling route, three agents went out. one was killed. another has two gunshots. he will be okay. a third was not hit. right new we told no one is in custody and no firearms have been recovered. here is what we don't know: how many shots were fired? what were we awayed with? was anyone wounded? there are three to four suspects being in a shoot out is bad for business. did they come out with an expensive load of cocaine? how much time do they have to get over the border? an hour? an hour and a half, five or seven miles in in did they get back to mexico before we got them? we just mentioned this station was named after brian terry and the agents were based out of that station. >>guest: that is right. that is rue. this is why we are down there ten days ago when the station was named after brian terry. his mother released a statement today. i will read that. she said, first, another border patrol agent has been killed close to where bring appear was killed. he worked out of the new station. my heart and prayers go do his family. this should not happen to our agents. pray for his justice, also. this is the third border patrol agent killed in the line of duty this year. the worry now is that, was this agent killed with the "fast and furious" weapon? 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>>trace: we know nevada is a big battleground state. what do you hear from the voters there? >>reporter: the place where the president is doing his debate prep is a special resort that has gone through a boom and a bust and now is coming back despite the struggling housing market. it is interesting because down the road from there you can see abandoned shopping centers and homes foreclosed. this is foreclosure capital of the country the we talked to an unemployed worker who said he does not scare who is a president, he is just looking if a job, and he said, yes, i will watch the debate closely. take a listen. >> i am a democrat, and i am leaning to obama, of course, but if mitt romney has a great land to get me back to work, to what i am good at and what i know i can do, i'm all for it. it depends. this debate will tell me a lot about mitt romney and obama. >>reporter: the romney campaign may not want to hear that, he saw the video of the 47 percent, but obama may not want to hear the voter said he would still give mitt romney a chance despite the video but he has to hear what he would do to help the unemployed in the big debate tomorrow night. mitt romney has a chance to reach out to the undecided voters. they are listening carefully. >>trace: mitt romney today making what appears for be a new pitch at spanish voters in the swing state of colorado. governor romney said that he would honor work visas that certain young illegal immigrants obligated through an executive order by president obama. you will recall that the governor has taken an aggressive stand on immigration in this campaign. in fact, he said he would actually veto legislation that provided a path to citizen to some immigrants. governor romney said and i quote, "the people who received the special visa the president has put if place which is a two-year vision 10 should expect the visa will continue to be valid. i will not take something they have purchased o now, live to carl cameron. is this a change, carl, or a change of emphasis for the governor? >>carl: change of emphasis. in colorado, latino are an influential voting block the he has been polling in the low 30's and even high 20 but most g.o.p. strategists says to be competitive nationally he has to get 40 percent of the that tomorrow vote. he is not close. the emphasis is he will not do what in his words he said, there will not be roundups of people being deported. he was reluctant to say that in the republican primaries and now, where latinos hold more sway than in the republican election process he is making a big deal of that. immigration is not going to be on the agenda tomorrow in the debate. there are six segments and the first three are on the economy, then obamacare, the role of government, and how each individual would governor iran -- govern in their approach to governing. if he has a liability, it is when he talked about the 47 percent of people in america who do not pay income taxes. paul ryan was on the trail today in iowa and turned it from a defensive problem for the romney campaign into the advance of the way they will frail the race in terms of the stagnation economy that they accuse president obama of overseeing and the prosperity economy they are promising. >> let's help them get jobs so they can get a paycheck so they are good taxpayers. (applause) this is the point that we have been trying to make. sometimes the point doesn't get made the right way. we don't want a stagnant economy that fosters dependency. we have added 15 million people to the food stamp roles in four years. largely there is no opportunity or economic growth. >>carl: that is the argument mitt romney hopes to make tomorrow night standing face to face with president obama. there has been mock debating today for mitt romney and stepped out if a quick snack and other than that it will be closed doors until the walk through tomorrow afternoon. >>trace: what about the 47 percent controversy. does governor romney have an answer do that? >>carl: he has been working through a series of answers on it. last night when he got to denver, he did an interview with the local fox affiliate. they asked him about it. here is one of the variations you would expect romney to use tomorrow night. >> they want to know, will i get jobs for the american people and get rising incomes? i'm a president for 100 percent of the american people. that is what the people care about. not 47 percent versus anyone, but president for 100 100 percef the people and i have demonstrated that throughout my life. >>carl: he will argue that president obama's record demonstrates an inability to get the committee going. trace? >>trace: thank you, carl. the presidential campaigns have been trying to lower expectations. it is a political strategy based on the idea that if voters are not expecting that were, they are more likely to be impressed. what do you think? joining us is g.o.p. consultant and young democrats of america executive director. emily, you look at the polls and it appears that governor romney is way down when it comes to women especially single women. you not about to be swayed toward the romney catch, but if you were, what do you want to hear the governor talk about? >>guest: well, the way governor romney will portray himself is what he is messaging. president obama is coming through with an honest conversation for the american people, another opportunity for a conversation. the president did it at convention and will do it tomorrow night. from governor romney, the only final we saw him be honest is as you mentioned, 37 percent, 47 percent, he doesn't believe he needs to represent 47 percent of the american people. if i were the working mother, and i was part of the 47 percent, if i was a student as a single mother, as a single women, or deployed veteran, that is part of the 47 percent, i would not believe he is there to represent me. >>trace: the president says, sherry, on the specific faces, he is an average debater, and we know he is a good debater. the question is, does he have enough ammunition to debate with? is the record strong enough to go in and go on the offensive? >>guest: president obama is a good debate ir. he gives good speeches. he trips up without the teleprompter but he has a poor record that he does not want to talk about. he is not only trying to lower expectations for himself but he wants to raise the expectations for romney in the hopes that mitt romney cannot reach the high level or that bar. that is what he is trying to do. look, if romney does his job right, he will keep the president, force him to be defensive about his record and the massive unemployment, and the people that is given up looking if work, about the debt and obamacare, the massive amounts of spending. >>trace: sherry, the problem is, the problem with that, he will get the president on defensive and he will go after him and you hear a lost pundits say, you know what he needs it do he needs to go on offense and score points. rather than putting the president on his heels he needs to promote his sell. >> what we saw in the primaries he is a gentleman, letting everyone have their 15 minutes of fame, like colleagues in disagreement. he cannot do that, he has to bring his best game and be strong and be aggressive. he has to talk about obama's record saying what he would do differently and what he stands for. he has to keep obama on defensive. you say 93 percent of the people say they will watch the debates. they written. most people will hear the one linears and the outtakes. they say they will watch, but they will listen to what the main treaty media has. >>guest: mitt romney will go on the defensive, but he does not like to be interrupted which we saw during the republican debates he gets wooden and all over the place. what is worse, though, after he is interrupted, when he starts or tries the zingers he has been practices. do we remember in the republicans debate when he decided to bet form the last minute, $10,000, that was an off the cuff bet if that will not help with middle class americans. >> if there are one liners, it has to do with the obama record. >>trace: there is new fallout from the deadly u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. g.o.p. lawmakers say the administration shot down requests for help as the security situation in libya spun out-of-control. more on that. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. >> the border patrol has identified the board patrol agent shot and killed doing swoops along the southern arizona border. he is a 30-year-old who was shot and killed. a colleague was slot and wounded. there is still a seven on for any suspects. this is about 15 or eight miles inside from the mexico and u.s. bodier, 90 miles from where brian terry was slot and killed in december of 2010. the border parole station he was working out of was named after brian terry. there is still no word on any suspects in this case. >> there is more breaking news coming out of pennsylvania. it turns out those samples they took from -- the samples in michigan, rather, are not jimmy hoffa. there is no human remains under there. they took that soil sample. they analyzeed the sample but there were no human remains beneath that michigan driveway. remember, a witness said that he saw a body being buried there about the time that jimmy hoffa disappeared in 1975. now we have learned there was nothing there. the driveway stays. jimmy hoffa remains a mystery. >> the u.s. consulate in benghazi faced more than a dozen security threats this year alone before the attack that killed four americans. that is according to top g.o.p. lawmakers who say they have learned the u.s. officials denied requests for increased protection in libya. no word on which department the officials work for. the california congressman issa and utah congressman have sent a letter to secretary of state, hillary clinton asking how much her staff knew about the dangers at the consulate. yesterday, the state department announcedit had pulled out all personnel after the assault. >> catherine, you obtained state department letters about security at consulate. >>reporter: they were obligated by fox news and show the state department refused to get involved in a dispute between the security license holder in libya and the operations partner, blue mountain u.k. that trained and provided local guards. a source tells fox there is was a meeting in june and july and the libyan contractors said the security was "substandard and the situation was unworkable." when the libyans tried to bring in a third party, a state department contract office shut it down saying the us government is not required to mediate disagreements between the two parties of the blue mountain partnership. both must grow to change key personnel. the contract and conditions preclude subcontracting. this july letter also notes that the state department felt that the performance in benghazi was "adequate." >>trace: what else are we hearing from the republican lawmakers? >>reporter: in this letter to secretary of state, hillary clinton, new accounts from whistleblowers allege 12 incidents that she the deteriorating security situation before the consulate was attacked. it says the mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied the resources by officials in washington. we told that the briefing a short time ago that secretary of state, hillary clinton, will be responding to that letter and the state department wants do work with congress. >> it is fair to say we are still working through what we have in this building in terms of documentation, in terms ofness about what we knew, who knew its when they knew it, that is part of the process we have to go through. >> we will get a lot of the answers with a hearing set for next week on the 10th. trace? >>trace: thank you, catherine, from washington, dc. joining us is former intelligence officer, mike barrett, the c.e.o. of diligent innovations. you her the report. they asked for more security. they were denied the security. what do you make of it? >>guest: unfortunately, if you look at history events something similar happened with the "uss cole", it was attacked before an recollection and it got lost in the shuffle. we did not have any counter response to that. i am very concerned about the fact that this is going to be emboldening for those who think they can attack our embassies and consulates and personnel abroad with no repercussions. >>trace: there were so men questions about there and very few answers. we now know that there were a dozen incidents that showed that the security situation in benghazi was deteriorating but when this went down for days and weeks after, there were still questions whether it was a mob or was this spontaneous or was this a terrorist attack. it seemed to me there are a lot people in libya who were at risk and are still at risk. this is not being properly defined. your thoughts? >>guest: that is absolutely true. it is broader than just libya. i would not want to be a western interest, a business person, or a student, or working for the government on a project, for example, in egypt or the other countries. there is a real swell of antiamericanism, of anti-americanism. a lost turmoil in the streets. a lot of chaos that comes with the revolution the administration has done a very poor job of explaining that and saying this will be a period of a lot of challenges. they have not been honest. there is a cost associated with the chaos. >>trace: your take is very important as a former intelligence officer. how could the information have been processed wrongly or did everyone know and they were trying to sell this as a different scenario in the first days? >>guest: one factor is the intelligence community. to be fair, be honest. for the period after 9/11, they got really in double for having missed 9/11 so everything that looked like it could possibly be terrorism we assessed as trim. then we would back it off over time. this administration has decided to make things, we have ended the war on terrorism as far as they are concerned. it is kind of a shame we do not talk about terrorism. >>trace: mike barrett, c.e.o. of diligent innovations and former intelligence officer. >>trace: on the first pitch in the major league he was hit by a past ball and now seven years after the play that could have ended his career, he is getting a second chance to step back on to the field. trace a former major league baseball player hit in the head on the first pitch in the pros gets a second chance in the big league. it comes seven years after he first stepped into the box. in july of 2005, chicago cub adam greenberg took a 92 miles per hour fast ball right to the back of the head. he dropped to the ground. the trainers helped him up. he left the field seemingly never to return again. for years he suffered vertigo, severe headaches, double vision, nausea. tonight, greenberg is lacing up up again after the miami marlins signs him to a one day contract, the very same team that almost ended his career moments after it began. now live for us in marlins park in miami. society the scene. what exactly happened to adam greenberg? >>reporter: it is a remarkable come back story that generated a lot of interest and international immediate ya seven years ago he was a speedy rookie outfielder for the cubs, breaking into the major leagues. the first at bat here in miami ended tragically with him knocked down by the fast ball. he says it felt like his head split in half. he talked to us at some length about symptoms he has had 20 overcome for seven years. >> my eyes would shift uncontrollably out of place, side to side, i would be left with migraine time symptoms for hours. if i go to tie my show i would fall over. >> he has signed a one day contract with miami here but he says his baseball dreams, his job league dreams have never died and he hopes to cap on next year in spring training at age 31. back to you. >>trace: we wish him luck. steve, thank you. >> "studio b" will be right back. >>trace: before we wrap it up in "studio b" today, an animal control officer in rhode island says the dog crammed into a front grill survived an 11 mile ride. the driver hit the dog in massachusetts but did not realize it and in rhode island another driver clued him in to the dog stuck in his grill the he called police and officers managed to get the dog out. a spokesman says that apart
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know how black people feel. >> thank you very much. ann coulter, bill schulz, an dree hen dribbing son and ter rear sappir. i am greg gutfeld and i will stair at you until you feel uncomfortable. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> bain capital is investment partnership which was formed to invest in start up company and hopefully five to eight years later to harvest them at a significant profit. >> when mitt romney was talking about harvesting and maximizing profits what he was really talking about is a technique of squeezing payrolls. >> bill: it is now out in the open capitalism versus socialism. the socialists are on president obama's side. lou dobbs and i will analyze. >> she should have resigned over that murder of the ambassador in libya because it was her fault that he didn't have adequate security. >> ben stein calling for secretary of state clinton to be fired over the libyan assassination. mr. stein will be here. >> he is against safety nets. if you fall, tough luck. that strongly suggests that you wake the [bleep] up. >> bill: also tonight gutfeld and mcguirk will analyze samuel l. jacuzzi's -- jackson's latest poem. >> we're all on his own if romney has his way. >> bill: you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. capitalism vs. socialism. romney vs. obama that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mother jones possibly one of fidel castro's favorite publications put out another old video of mitt romney. >> bain capital is an investment partnership, which was formed to invest in start up companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully a to 8 years later to harvest them at a significant profit. we had the consulting resources and management skills and management resources to become actively involved in the companies we invested in to help them realize their potential values. >> bill: even though mother jones is appalled, that's what capitalism is. you grow companies, you make them more profitable. then if you are lucky, you sell them forlights of money. that's the free marketplace. that's capitalism. yeah sometimes the free market system is brutal but it does provide vast opportunity for those willing to work hard and take chances. capitalism has made the u.s.a. the most powerful nation on earth. it's the primary reason that millions of people all over the world are desperate to come here. but apparently some who support president obama don't much like capitalism. >> when mitt romney was talking about harvesting and maximizing profits, what he was really talking about is a technique of squeezing payrolls. i mean payrolls are about 70% of the cost structure of most companies. and the easiest way of harvesting products that is profits over the relatively short-term is to squeeze payrolls to get rid of people, to cut benefits to even cut wages. >> bill: that man dr. robert reich is a socialist. always has been. i have known him for years. he doesn't like some american companies maximize products by limiting compensation to workers and controlling their hiring. you don't have to work for them. reich wants guaranteed wages, tenure, all those things that happen' in socialistic countries. does president obama believe same things that dr. reich and mother jones magazine believes? the answer is maybe, possibly. but this president obama is far too smart to define himself as a socialist sympathizer, we have no hard data on which to base a definitive opinion. the president certainly wants to control economic outcomes. that's what income redistribution is. and that's a solid, socialist tenet. but so far mr. obama not seized assets. he has, however, taken over the medical care industry but congress gave him the authority to do that. he didn't do it by executive fiat. now i know many of you are going to write to me screaming, screaming in print that barack obama is a raving socialist. you might be right but you will never prove it. the president does want to regulate corporate activity to some extent but after the mortgage investment con that led to the terrible recession. we need some federal oversight on financial gang centers. the huge mistake mr. obama is making is that he wants to rub the entire u.s. economy from washington. that has gotten him into big economic trouble. blaming the continuing economic mess on president bush is hollow and cynical. it is the president's policies now that are driving economic results. 45 months is more than enough time to reignite the powerful economic engine. more that be enough time. you can't solve all all all the problems in that time. but you can certainly gain some economic momentum it. that has not happened. here are the facts. median income for american households down about 5,000 bucks in five years. very bad. health insurance premiums up 18% in three years. and going higher under obama care. awful situation. gas prices up 106% since mr. obama took office. a complete disationer. national debt up $5.4 trillion under the president and going higher. a catastrophe and while salaries for workers are flat or down, corporate profits are up, signaling more economic imbalance in america. now, it used to be that economic steps like those would doom, doom an incumbent president. that's not happening this year. barack obama is not even conceding that his policies haven't worked. he is essentially saying they will work if you give me four more years. millions of americans seem to be on board with that as the president's poll numbers are higher than most expected. the rasmussen daily tracking poll today has mr. obama up by 1%, 47%, to 46% over mitt romney. in the 11 swing states that will decide the election, rasmussen has the race tied 46% 46%. 3% remain undecided in the swing states. that's much closer than most of the other polling which talking points exposed earlier this week as being heavily weighted to the democratic side. we here are putting our trust in rasmussen this year because that outfit was the most accurate polling center in 2008. american society is changing rapidly with social media dominating the lives of many citizens and bitter partisanship on both sides backed by billions of dollars. just today we learned that our pal george soros is ponying up close to $2 million to help the president. that kind of money talks. and what it says will not be complimentary to mitt romney. the governor has the economic stats on his side. but it's clear that he and paul ryan still have not convinced the casual voter that they can improve the economy. mr. romney's moment will come next wednesday in denver when he confronts mr. obama in the first debate. the governor it's the only debate. he must win or he will not recover. he has to show that he cares about the folks and that his expertise can return the nation to prosperity while more of barack obama would be a disaster. quite a challenge for romney. the media is heavily rooting for his opponent. the folks are generally fair and they will be watching. whether it's lifetime or after the fact on the net and the folks will make up their own minds. so the governor does have a chance as the drama builds. and that's the memo. next on the run down, lou dobbs will respond. also ahead this evening a devastating "saturday night live" impression of the president. >> remember that movie, the sixth sense? [ laughter ] i'm like the kid in that movie. [ laughter ] i see employed people. [ laughter ] >> bill: we'll be back in a moment. american people, that's one of the most confounds parts of all of this is this race between romney and the president. is that the polls reflect just as you said, what you are showing there on economic policy. >> yeah. >> the idea that it is this close is once, you know, it's surprising that romney is doing this well. it is surprising that the president is doing this well. it. >> bill: why is it surprising that romney is doing this well? >> because, if you turn on any television set, where there are people who are paying attention to this, somebody has advice about how romney can be doing better. >> bill: all right. >> they talk as if he is 10 points down. bill about bill that's a good point. the media is slapping him around. >> absolutely. >> bill: 40% of the american people, 40% think that barack obama's economic policies have helped this country. now, let's be fair though. they have helped the auto industry. >> yeah. >> bill: you would cede that. >> i would say that they have helped the unions. they have helped fiat. they have helped. >> bill: they have helped g.m. certainly. they paid the money back g.m. and it is certainly making president obama competitive in ohio that he saved the auto industry in all of those jobs that might have been lost. >> i love the way is he fitted for that cape. the fact is bankruptcy court could be in the same position. >> people are not -- look. they are not going to get involved with that, right? >> they do not want to deal with the reality. >> bill: jobs weren't interrupted. they are continuing to take home a paycheck. the president is running around saying it's because of me. you have got that poll saying 40% of the people are buying it. but they must -- even this they buy that they are ignoring a 16 trillion-dollar debt which i think is just going to lead us off a cliff. >> they don't want to deal with the reality that that 16 trillion-dollar debt is repeated so offensive it becomes a cliche and burdensome in its own way. that they are children. they are taking the responsibility for their own lives and. >> bill: i think it's going to be quicker than the children. the dollar if this kins is going to be disseminated and savings and investments are going to be. if the president succeeds in winning re-election, raising the capital gains tax, i'm not going to invest as much. i think a lot of people are like me. the economy is continuing. all right. so let's get on to mitt romney. he has got to be as confounded as i am over these numbers. now he has got one chance. do you agree with that by the way he has got to do it on wednesday. >> he does have to do it by wednesday. president reagan, then governor reagan had the opportunity to do it in the final debate of that year. he turned it around in the final debate. >> bill: you didn't have all the crazy media that you have now. >> he was not running against the media jimmy carter. that's one important difference. the other part is despite the confusion, the distraction, it is up to governor romney to step forward and i mean galvanize the american public, the voting public. he can't do this by saying that we both care about the middle class. the fact of the matter is, the middle class has been torn to pieces. the republic party isn't acknowledging the social contract and the subcontracts that have been torn to pieces. >> bill: 5,000 in the median household. i would have a sign if i were romney just hold that up. you are getting hosed and this guy is doing it. >> romney doesn't even say you know, under george bush when this president is bashing bush, household income rose 18%. >> bill: in the 8 years he was in office. >> absolutely. now half of that has been torn away in three and a half years. >> bill: all right. you are going to make a prediction for me tonight. you think romney is going to do well on wednesday. >> i do think he is going to do well. >> are you rooting for romney by the way? >> at this point i can't bring myself to ask for four more years of this. >> bill: you are rooting for romney. >> just like i said, i can't stand another four years of this. i will will gamble on a different approach. >> bill: there you go. directly ahead, ben stein says hillary clinton should lose her job as secretary of state over the assassination in libya. and later actor samuel l. jackson ranting on behalf of >> bill: personal story segment tonight, commentator ben stein very angry about the assassination of the american ambassador to libya. earlier this week mr. stein said this about secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she should have resigned over that murder of the ambassador in libya because it was her fault that he didn't have adequate security. >> oh o, you know what? it is a good point. you know, when -- >> -- she is in charge. >> yeah. >> if she screws up, she should resign. >> bill: joining us now from los angeles is ben stein. so, yeah, i mean, you know, in theory, yes, the person who is in charge and obviously the ambassador worked for the state department, hillary clinton was his direct loss. should take the hit for this. but you might make an argument that, you know, look, she is all over the world. she is not milk crow managing what is going on in benghazi, libya. the cia might be at fault as well. they should have known and on and on and on. and you say. >> i say that she was being briefed all the time and if she wasn't being briefed if she was declining her intelligence briefing which has been reported on fox then she is at fault for that, too. they had warning after warning. yesterday's "wall street journal" makes it extremely clear how much warning they had, various aassassination attempts, destruction of property attempts, reports from various intelligence sources. they did nothing to protect the ambassador whatsoever. that's wrong. plus, there was the coverup afterwards. immediately afterwards when it was clear that well-armed, well-organized terrorists had done this attack. the state department and ms. rice at the u.n. were still saying and mr. obama were still saying it was spontaneous uprising even though the killers had automatic antiaircraft cannon in which they were raking the building. that's not the kind of thing a person usually carries in his pocket. >> bill: rice is taking the heat for that the secretary of the united nations. it will be interesting to see who put her out there and told her to say what she said. >> very interesting. >> bill: possible that she said it on her own. it's not unheard of that a u.n. ambassador would do that most likely somebody said look, you have got to get out there and say x and y. hillary clinton is a very shrewd politician. she didn't say anything inadvertently one way or the other about the attack. i agree with you that the american intelligence agencies had to know it was hot over there in benghazi. certainly we could have done a better job protecting our people i'm not sure that hillary clinton was directly responsible for all of that. i'm saying that because of so much else on her plate. she is racing around in china. got iran. got israel. got all of that kind of stuff. i know i manage a very small operation compared to her. and i don't know what everybody is doing. somebody might come across and say, look, this segment may be going down or this person is not doing it and it kind of goes right off my head. so i don't know if beshould be that tough on mrs. clinton. do you think -- go ahead. >> she is a fine woman. she was school mate of mine in law school. she is intelligent woman and definitely a patriot. she is briefed every day on -- by top level intelligence people or as i say if he is not taking the briefing, that's a big mistake, too. they are telling her in great detail in the "wall street journal" yesterday that there were problems very severe problems. the ambassador was recording in his diary. there were death threats against him all the time. if she didn't know that she should have known it. >> she should have known it, okay. shoonchts she is in charge of it. >> bill: that's fair enough. mrs. clinton has to address those questions at some point. do you think she has been a good secretary of state by the way? >> it's very hard to see what she has accomplished. she obviously is working herself ragged. she sex extremely tired all the time from what one sees on tv. she is working terribly hard in a difficult situation. i think she is a fine woman, but i think she very badly screwed up in this case and she is the boss. the buck stops with her at the foreign service and the state department. if she doesn't at least offer to resign, something is wrong. i think she should offer possibly mr. obama should say you made a mistake let's go on and try to do better in the future. >> shepard: she would never take resignation. the u.n. ambassador. >> so much worse than the watergate coverup that's a joke. >> bill: that's what a lot of the obama forces are saying this is a coverup because the administration did not want to admit that its anti-terror policies are weak and it has a presidential component to it, election component to it whose those charges are flying. i do not think they are going to get traction with the casual voter. i don't think they will. >> i'm not sure they will or they won't. but it is a very serious matter for a u.s. ambassador to be murdered by terrorists and then have the government cover it up for some time afterwards and disagree with the obvious. it was obvious it was on the news immediately after it happened. the administration was pretending it didn't happen. >> bill: ben stein thank you very much. we strongly suspect that ben, because i talked to him about it is going to dial up the big stewart o'reilly debate on saturday october 6th. the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium net cast for $4.95. come on. 4. $9. you can see it -- $4.95. no video coverage out the web site. go to the rumble 2012.com and know that much of the money generated by the debate will be generated to charity. also creating jobs. plenty of them that weekend. plenty more ahead the factor moves along this evening. both president obama and mitt romney are practicing for the big debate next monday night. gutfeld and mcguirk have tips for both can dance. ranting for barack obama. >> schools environment. unions fair pay. we're are all on our own if romney has his way. >> bill: we hope you stay tuned to those reports. >> bill: fridays with geraldo segment tonight. the media ramping up to cover the presidential election. >> real change takes more than one term or even one president. i don't know if it will even happen in eight years. it might take 12. [ laughter ] frankly, i might be long dead. [ laughter ] maybe you will be dead, too. you hear what i'm saying? >> um, i guess? >> look, we're in a deep financial hole. the numbers are bad. 23 million people out of work. but things are getting better. remember that movie the sixth sense? [ laughter ] i'm like the kid in that movie. [ laughter ] i see employed people. [ laughter ] i know you don't see them, don't even know they are there. [ laughter ] but one day all of you will be bruce willis and you will realize that you were employed all along. >> bill: here now geraldo rivera. so all over the place the presidential election is now becoming in the forefront of the entertainment programs. and now in our distracted culture i think that means something. what say you? >> you talk about the casual voter. i think the "saturday night live" parody of sarah palin helped destroy the republic chances in 2008. it was so biting, so spot on. the satire was savage but it was nuny. -- funny. done in a loving way. >> bill: it wasn't done in a loving way. they hated her over there and they-jay pharaoh the man you just saw is just brilliant here. is he doing exactly what what's her name did to palin making fun of the core of what they are putting out there. tina fey. what tina fey did was make fun of sarah palin's core in a very, you know, had the accent downenned a the look down. pharaoh is doing the same thing. do you think it's going to have the same effect. >> i don't think the humor is quite as personal. i laughed, sixth sense i thought why in the world did they reach so far back to a movie that's relatively obscure to make the point? >> bill: then they explained it. >> they explained it. it was fine, it was funny. when you talk about the casual viewer, there is no doubt but that there are many people who never watch fox news or cnn or msnbc who just don't go. my sons, for example, in their 20's and 30's, they don't do the cable news outfits. >> bill: do they know. >> jon stewart. they know from stephen colbert and they know from. >> bill: would one of your sons come on here with me and i can ask them questions about public policy? >> i think it's a great idea. my son could give you an ed canks. my son gabriel. he said he was ashamed of me because of the travon martin hoody. >> bill: bring your son on. i will give him a quiz how much he does and doesn't know. >> he is an internet nerd. he is a passivist and internet nerd. i don't think you could outsmart him. >> bill: interesting what he knows. interesting you brought this up. new pew study that says 21% of the american population regular gli watches us. fox news. now, 21% is about 65 million people. that's far beyond msnbc has got like 10% and cnn is now down to 14% or 15%. >> why are we bragging now? >> we are bragging because even though it's 65 million that regular gli tunes into fox news at some time or another, that's only 21% and the other 79% don't. >> is it not a fact or in your own mind, don't you believe that those people are already committed, concerned voters. >> some of them are but i don't think you can generalize. >> i would bet there is a huge turnout between fox news viewers at the polling place every election day or absentee. >> look, be that as it may, we are talking about people who as you pointed out don't get information. i mean, in the same pew study. nobody reads the newspaper anymore. okay? tv news coverage going down the drain. people are getting it from the internet. and the internet has no standards. and they slant -- look, if your main source of news is the huffington post, you don't know anything. >> but that's why these candidates do theview. that's why these candidates do -- >> -- do you think that's smart. >> live with kelly and michael. i think it's a brilliant idea. why? because they are portrayed in such a loving, warm and fuzzy way. ladies of the view obviously with the president of the united states and the first lady but also i thought that mitt romney and ann romney did an excellent job with kelly and michael. it was very personable. very approachable. >> very smart is and i do, too. let me ask you. this i'm going on the view in 10 days. will they treat me in a loving way? am i going to be treating with loving and nurturing. >> whoopi is going to jump you. >> she is looking meaner and meaner out there. i'm going to go on there. >> i think barbara will be there. >> she is always respectful. >> elisabeth hasselbeck have one friend in the crowd. >> that's all i need. i'm worried based on the lou dobbs segment before you when 38 members of 8% of the people n the fox news poll say president obama's policies have helped the economy, that's frightening to it me. now, maybe they will. >> see, i don't know why you think. >> right now the data is overwhelmingly negative. >> let me explain why i think the president is polling as as well as is he on issues like the economy. first of all, if you have a job, and if you are doing okay, then the economy is okay for you. >> bill: not many people with median income counsel down $5,000 for the average home, most people are living paycheck to paycheck. >> that has almost always been the case. i mean, it is marginally different and more difficult now. >> bill: at $4 a gallon of gas always been the case? >> here is my main point about the mitt romney tape on entitlements, the 47% who don't pay income tax will never vote for it the 47% or whoever they may be, they are, you know, comfortable in the relatively comfortable with the safety net. they are collecting the 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. they are getting food stamps at record -- at a record pace right now. they are essentially. >> bill: they are reflected in the poll. >> in america nobody is really an extremist. if you have a job or, on the other hand, if you are coasting on a 99 week unemployment ride. >> bill: you are going to say those policies are good. >> not so bad. >> bill: see, i'm looking at it from overall health of the nation. not where's mine? that's not what i do. but you are right. in that 38% who feel the policies of the president have helped the economy are a lot of people who are getting stuff. >> who are getting stuff. if you are getting stuff it's okay for you. >> bill: it's not okay for the nation. getting stuff did not build this country. >> i told you we had a bet. >> bill: your father didn't get ahead by getting stuff and north did mine. >> my dad wanted to pay back when he went bankrupt. he wanted to he repay the house. i paid it back for him. dow approaches 14,000, no way the president -- >> bill: you will bring in your son? >> i will bring in my son. >> bill: when we come right back, gutfeld and mcguirk have advice for both candidates how to win next week's debate. i sense chaos in the next segment. we'll be right back. >> the o'reilly factor. the number one cable news show for 12 years running. >> thanks for staying with us. i'm bill o'reilly in the what the heck just happened segment tonight. we have lots to talk about. as you know president obama and governor romney will meet in denver next wednesday night in a debate that must go romney's way if he wants to win the election. here now some advice for both candidates fox news commentator greg gutfeld greg mcguirk. is he watching, you know that. is he watching right now. give him the advice. put him over the top. >> i would say. this everybody is talking about likability. right? >> yep. >> likability doesn't mean being mr. rogers with a great portfolio. people like toughness. they like aggressiveness. they like a sarcastic whit. desperation time for him and all that likability has got to go by the wayside. he has got to get up in obama's wish. he has got to break through the die by football. but when you say that he has got to rattle the president. can't be disrespectful to him. how do you do that? how do you go in and rattle -- obama is a pretty cool guy. >> there is a fine line i would agree. on the economy you would say just because he he likes dog meet you have to as well. you know, throw out a line like that. rattle him just a little bit. >> bill: some flamboyant lines to demonstrate the economy is going down the drain or is already down the drain. >> absolutely or call for a moment of silence for the dead ambassador. >> bill: you know he at any time that he uses a flamboyant line, gutfeld knows this really well. >> yes. >> he is going to be to be accused of being a racist. if you bring dog meat in somehow that's going to be tied into. >> they used dog meat. be honest. stupid pop culture question. do you like snooki? be honest you wouldn't let her clean the toilet bottles -- bowls at bain capital. they would like that they would like you. that's likability right there. >> go after snooki. she is an american hero. >> bill: okay. gutfeld maybe in your world where people wear ties like do you. >> every time i'm here you know my mom is mad at you. >> bill: your mother is mad at you? >> because you keep going after my ties. my mother buys my ties for me. >> bill: is that goodwill? is that where she is? >> you are a terrible man. >> bill: everyone knows that your job, gutfeld, is to advise the president on what he should do in response to mcguirk saying and i believe that's going to happen by the way. >> bill: i think mitt romney is going to try to take it to the president and he he does? >> president obama needs somebody like me, the married middle aged dude has unicorn pajamas. the guy who isn't interested in getting anything free. president obama enough with fluke. stop going on "the view." stop by monday night football. no more vacations. be a guy. we want a president. we don't want a camp counselor. >> bill: you want the president to come out in l.l. l.l.bean outfit with a hat and a rod. that's your advice to me. >> no that would be goofy. disown all the wackoes in his party. you are asking me what he should do. >> bill: this isn't red eye at 3:00 in the morning where people have no idea what you are talking about. mcguirk, to his credit,. >> that ain't right. >> bill: took realistic approach to this. >> you are asking me what he should do. >> bill: i'm asking you and so far you said he should go fishing and throw sandra fluke under a train. neither of that is going to happen. he should reject room to tomb benefits. >> bill: he is not going to do that. >> you are asking what he should do. >> he is going to reject everything that he said for the past three and a half years? i was just kidding. i'm for free markets. i'm for free minds. i think america is awesome. everything i ever believed in was a mistake. occupy wall street that was me. that's not me anymore. i'm sorry, take me back, america. >> bill: it's my fault for giving gutfeld a serious topic to talk about. >> i've had it with you. >> bill: i'm the governor and i'm going to take mcguirk's advice, all right? listen, with all due respect mr. president you have no blanking idea what you are doing in the economy and people are going to get hurt. they are getting hurt. median income down 5,000. 106% rise in gas prices and you don't know what to do and you say to me? >> he is going to talk about these invisible but created jobs. he will bring that up. and he will also bring up saving the auto industry. because that's all he has got. >> bill: doing all right with saving the auto industry. >> gas might be high but you couldn't have a car if i didn't say -- that might be a good transition. >> i would say to mitt romney stay away from words and topics like see sequestration and solyndra. trying to appeal to these independent common denominator nit wits as i said. the dummy sucking down bud lights cheese doodle stained fingers is going to slip into a coma. you are going to lose him. >> bill: a bunch of colorful language. >> must use colorful and couple of cheap shots. don't grab and throw it at the president got to get down in the gutter. >> i'm not suggesting grab a prayer rug. >> bill: take a break and bring in some kind of security. then we're going to have samuel l. jackson and conan o'brien. they said outrageous things. play both and let mcguirk and gutfeld loose on them in just a few moments. >> bill: back ever the book segment tonight. actor samuel l. jackson. good actor. big obama fan has read a poem in support of the president. sorry my friend no time to snore. out-of-touch millionaire has just began war on schools, environment, unions and fair pay. we are all on our own if romney has his way. he is against safety nets, if you fall, tough luck. so i strongly suggest that you wake the [bleep] up. >> bill: oh. now number one we all should have hats like that. i didn't think of that should i should have. what do you think of that preparation. that's designed to sway hearts and minds. >> this is how the left works. they are dishonest. everything he said was not true but it was charming, and what it is is politics in hollywood is a high school. you have got to vote for the cool kid. if you are not cool they come after you. >> you went to high school in, what, beverly hills or something? >> sarah high school. home of tom brady and barry bonds and greg gutfeld. >> jackson, is he a pretty smart guy, jackson. he is a militant, i believe. certainly loves president president is this it an effective ad. >> certainly not. l stands for loud mouth. this ad is offensive. he is cursing in front of children in this ad which is very bad. some guy came into your house like that and you would go up side his dome piece. get the f out of my house. how about that? >> bill: how did he get in the house. >> he knocked on the door and said i'm samuel l. jackson and they let him in. by saying you don't like that you are a republic. that's the whole point. >> i used to like samuel l. jackson. that's about as effective asthma donna endorsing obama. >> as a black muslim. that was effective earlier this week madonna calling -- conan o'brien? i think is he an obama supporter. would you both agree with that? >> not sure. i have never seen him make a political statement. >> bill: all right. here is what he says. go. >> someone asked is it unfair to assume that mitt romney may fail the middle class when statistically speaking they would argue that your administration is failing the middle class. how do you respond to that? >> who the hell is elisabeth hasselbeck? ask the president a question. >> i don't know. >> she won a reality show -- she didn't even win. she was like fifth. >> she was on survivor. >> on survivor. hey, leader of the free world, answer this -- [ laughter ] i'm serious. that seems crazy to me so whoopi and joy behar can ask all the questionings they want. but when elisabeth hasselbeck asks one. >> that's real cutting edge stuff going after elisabeth hasselbeck, whoa. people are always saying it's tough. impossible to make fun of president obama on "the view." instead he goes after -- president obama on that thing he came off as an emasculated wimp with the eye candy stuff and tucking the wife in bed. >> bill: only guy on the whole panel. what else could he do? >> he didn't have to do that. >> bill: chew tobacco? >> the point is that conan o'brien could have used that as an opportunity to mock him. >> bill: you say, gutfeld about that whole exposition? >> i have no comment. no. "the view" is a bottomless pit with spikes at the bottom. quite possibly the worse place in the world. >> bill: i'm going there in 10 days, come on. >> good luck. wear some padding. the fact is what you are see something a cocktail party. whenever a conservative is in a cocktail party and they say anything it's like breaking wind. everybody looks at you and snorts. and it was an easy jab at her. and it's true. she was speaking truth to power and he was making fun of it. >> bill: do you think it was done for ideological reasons or just comedic reasons? >> it was comedic. it was funny the way she read it i get it if it was a left wing person questioning bush that never would have happened. >> bill: you don't think that o'brien has an ideological bent? >> i don't think he takes politics seriously. i have seen him talk about moral issues and he is pretty strong on that stuff. >> he just displayed he has ideological sense right there. i don't watch it that much. he has a lot in common with david letterman. >> you are just getting up when he goes on. all right, gentlemen, thanks very much. what the heck just happened there? >> who knows. >> bill: factor tip of the day. the great investment for you. i have a great investment for you. the tip 60 seconds away. >> bill: factor tip of the day in a moment. first the mail. san ramon, california. mr. o'reilly, the gist of your talking points was that if the president wins the voters are dumb. no, no, no. if the president wins, i expect the exit pollsters will ask why folks once again voted for hope. mr. obama's economic record is poor. that's a fact. marilyn, orlando, florida. we are voting for romney, but agree he must show more compassion for people like us who have been injured financially. sherry clark, mississippi, your awareness of many americans is spot on. i compare us to rome under nero. everett, harrisburg, arkansas. mr. o, i'd like your opinion on how romney can win the debates. at this point many voters understand the liberal press will spin things the president's with a no matter happens. the conservative outlets will doing the same thing with the governor, but seeing things with their own eyes will persuade folks one way or the. matthew, tennessee. i'm 9-year-old. my mother took me to buy "lincoln's last day." i'm already at page 61 and like it. will there be a kid's book like "killing kennedy"? there may be. keep reading. that's the best thing you can do for your mind. 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truly wanted to test how long it would take for police to respond to a terrorist threat. nice w to do that with your 16-year-old nephew? give me a break. bill: it will be halloween soon. make a great day. a lot of news to talk about throughout the day as we just witnessed. martha: thanks for being with us everybody. "happening now" starts right now. >> thank you, bill and martha. we have breaking news on the attack in benghazi and the murder of our ambassador at the consulate there. our very own bret baier reporting on day one, day one, our intel officials knew it was a terrorist attack and characterized it that day. firms reportedly focused on what they believed to be an al qaeda he willment. they even focused on one specific person yet to be named. so internally this deadly attack has been labeled a terrorist attack. as you know how it is characterized publicly depends who you talk to. more on this developing story in just a moment. but first right now some brand new stories and breaking news. jon: zeroing in the on the swing states. dueling campaign events in the same political battleground of virginia. governor romney and president obama both expected to speak there shortly. plus the obama administration insists sanctions are working to keep iran's nuclear ambitions in check. others have serious doubts. what happens if the doubters are right? in the race for the white house do the polls paint a fair picture? is there media bias? our "news watch" panel weighs in. all new, all live is "happening now." jon: welcoming jenna lee back from italy. i have hope you had a good --. jenna: our friends maya and pat had an amazing wedding. congratulations to them. back to work today. jon: big day on the campaign trail for the candidates today. we have every angle covered. touchdown tore football fans. i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. first the headline today is that the strike is over. the nfl and the referees union reaching what some are describing as a tentative labor agreement. we'll see if it sticks. this after one of the most tumultuous starts to any starting professional sports season we've seen in recent history. the new agreement puts the pro refs back in their uniforms in time for tonight's game. after a series of blown calls by replacement refs capped by what happened on monday night with a ruling that cost the green bay packers a victory. this raises questions about the nfl frirts and -- priorities and integrity of the america's most popular sport. now the league hope to put the doubts to rest. >> it restores the credibility. it also brings back the guys that get the job done at very high level. these geese are good. they're used to nfl speed and the integrity of the game is back. jenna: rec leventhal in the new york city newsroom. not only great reporter but a football fan at that. what is the latest? >> reporter: there were owners holding out because nfl ratings were still strong. the call that changed the game at the end on monday night. a lot of credit goes to commissioner roger goodell who is one of sport's biggest fans personally joined negotiations 17 hours on tuesday and 15 hours yesterday after the bad call heard round the world in seattle when one replacement ref signaled interception and one signaled touch down. this new deal runs eight years, the longest ever for the refs with pension and retirement benefits from last year's average of 149,000 to $173,000 next year. rising to an average of $205,000 in 2019. commissioner roger goodell says quote, we look forward to having the finest officials in sports back on the field and i want to give a special thanks to nfl fans for their passion. now it is time to put focus back on the teams and players where it belongs. this deal expected to be ratified friday and saturday in dallas by the referee union but regular crews will be on the field tonight for the game between the ravens and browns. t.j. lang, one of many players celebrating the on twitter. good to see regular refs coming back. i'm sure the scabs disappointed they have to return to their jobs at foot locker. ouch. retired oj anderson said everyone cool now? this may not be last you will see of some replacement refs. they tell me some could be part of a training and development program and could call games in the future. jenna: you're nicer on twitter than some of the fans. we'll see what they do tonight. see if they make the right calls. >> reporter: wait for the standing ovation and boo birds come out when the first flag is called. jenna: rick, thank you. >> reporter: sure. jon: we're awaiting dueling speeches today from republican presidential nominee mitt romney and president obama. both candidates campaigning across the battleground state of virginia. governor romney in springfield, mr. obama in virginia beach. it is the third time in a week they are both hitting the same stage. shane deapril is the editor of campaigns and elections magazine. democrats are pretty confident about virginia this time. should they be, shane? >> we've seen some dueling polls out of virginia. there are some that show the president with a clear lead. some show the contest quite a bit tighter. but i think what you're seeing with amount of time both campaigns are spending in virginia it is such a key state when it comes to the electoral college calculation for both campaigns. essentially in my sort of electoral college predictor i have president obama at 237 electoral votes right now. so that means the three really big swing states, ohio, virginia, and florida, they could be really killers for mitt romney if he can't find a way to wrestle two of those away from president obama. if the president manages to get florida and virginia in his column, he is over the top of 270 electoral votes. if he manages to get virginia and ohio, he is just two electoral votes shy. so in the electoral college map virginia is enormous and you're seeing that with the amount of money both campaigns are spending there and the amount of time both candidates are putting in. jon: looking at "real clear politics" average of the polls taken last week, president obama leads 4.6 to 45.1 in virginia. that leaves about 6% undecided. where do those undecideds go? >> yeah, this is the real key question because all of this, particularly in virginia will hinge on turnout. northern virginia has seen a population explosion. demographics which dictate there is advantage for democrats undoubtedly in that part of the state. the question then is for the obama campaign how do you get those voters out? can you get those voters out at the same level you did in 2008 when democrats were successful turning virginia blue for first time since 1964. so turnout will be a huge question. not only for president obama in the northern part of the state but also for mitt romney because he's got to pump upturnout in some of the more republican leaning areas of the state. so that's why again why you see the time being spent there. that's why you see the ground game and field efforts of both campaigns up and down across the state. jon: last question and we'll be talking about this later in another segment but it's about the polls. a lot of republicans are claiming that the polls are skewed to the democrats and that has a tendency to dampen republican enthusiasm to go vote if they think their candidate is going to lose in a blowout. but conversely might it also damage democratic hopes because they say, it is a cakewalk for president obama. he didn't need my vote? >> well there's a little bit of democratic concern about that over the past couple of days. a lot of democratic strategists have gone out of their way to point out, listen, let's not get overconfident. don't let your voters get overcost when they're seeing polls that show an obama margin of close to nine points in a state like florida or eight points in ohio. there is some concern about that. there is, that concern cuts both ways. because, there's an incentive there it, you know, make your voters sort of know and understand the importance of race and the closer the polls are, the tighter that race is, the more you can easily communicate that to folks who you need to get out to the polls on november 6. jon: well the poll that matters taken less than six weeks from now. shane deapril, campaigns and elections magazine. thank you. >> thank you, jon. jenna: for some time al qaeda in the islamic maghreb and launched kidnapping into neighboring countries. now with a larger safe haven and increased freedom to maneuver, terrorists are seeking to extend their reach and networks in multiple directions. and they are working with other violent extreme i'ves to undermind the democratic transitions you know way in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. jenna: secretary of state hillary clinton now suggesting al qaeda was involved in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. and as we told you moments ago we're now learning that u.s. intelligence has labeled this assault an act of terrorism and did so very early on. however the president has yet to publicly refer to it as a terror attack. something he is facing some criticism for. >> i'm sure there's some of that motivation to just keep everything as it is until after november 4th. but the thing really scary about it is, that the people in the region believe the united states is weak and withdrawing and you do that, you leave a power vacuum. jenna: joining us now, -- kt mcfarland, fox security analyst. you worked inside a variety of administration as part of the defense department. what do you think is going on here? >> initially, jenna, i thought, okay they don't want to be accused after mission accomplished moment. president said we won the war or terror. bin laden is dead and now he is campaigning. if it looks like there was terrorist attack or maybe al qaeda affiliation they don't want to say that so they really didn't want to have that mission accomplished banner behind them going into an election. now if what we just uncovered here at fox news with bret baier, if the administration knew on day one it was not only a terrorist attack but it was an al qaeda attack, if they knew before day one because there was a defense department public report saying al qaeda in libya, a profile, what did they know and when did they know it? i worked in the white house during water gaet -- watergate, the steady constant drip, drip, drip, the story changed every day. in the end it was a cover-up. i would like to know if the administration is covering something up? did they know in advance? why didn't they protect the ambassador? why have they been so reluctant talk about what it really is, what everybody understands it is which is a terrorist attack? jenna: let's go to the word choice. hillary clinton say violent ex-ist. attack by violent extremist versus attack by terrorist what is is the significance of word choice? >> i don't think they want to use the word al qaeda if they use the word al qaeda how do you make the claim al qaeda is finished, once we got bin laden, once we left iraq, once we won the libyan war, we are done, done deal. sound like al qaeda is not only finished but making a comeback. jenna, hear is the thing an attack on united states embassy overseas is considered like an attack on the united states homeland. when they can go into an american embassy and assassinate four american diplomats including the ambassador, that is the equivalent ever international law of coming to washington, d.c. and attacking the state department. an embassy ground are considered american terrortory. for example, if a pregnant woman walks into american embassy anywhere in the world and gives birth that child is an american citizen. we consider that an american territory. the fact we were attacked on september 11th, 11 years later is the same argument that people have been making all along, that al qaeda isn't dead. it has found a new home. it is taking advantage of the arab uprisings and found a whole new life in the middle east. jenna: so, kt, one of the things that the press secretary jay carney said over the past two weeks as things evolved, the administration he says provided as much information as it has been able to do. we learn from bret baier and his reporting as of right now there hasn't been a single fbi agent on the ground in benghazi. we're all looking toward that investigation because that's what we're told from the administration will provide more answers, the fbi investigation, if no one is on the ground what are we to make of that? >> i think you make a couple of things. why is anybody not on the ground? is it too dangerous for the fbi to go there? secondly if the administration says, hold your horses wait until we got full investigation and we find out there is no investigation, again, it is that drip, drip, drip. what did they know? when did they know it? why are they trying to cover it up and what is going on? it wasn't so unsafe in benghazi a cnn reporter went there several days ago and got the ambassador's personal diary. maybe somebody is there but not the united states fbi. jenna: we'll watch the continuing to develop story. kt, thanks for your insights. well have much more on the controversy over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. top senators on the senate foreign relations committee are calling on secretary clinton to talk about cables. we'll talk to bob corker of tennessee. he will talk more about that with jon in a few moments. jon: looking forward to that. new questions on the accuracy of presidential polls after charges that some surveys oversampled democrats. can the polls be trusted? jon: new calls for the u.s. state department to turn over key diplomatic cables from the days leading up to the deadly attack on our consulate in libya including communications from ambassador stevens reportedly expressed concern about deteriorating security in benghazi. senator bob corker is one lawmaker that doesn't want to wait for results of an internal investigation. he wants to see the cables right away. he is our guest now. senator, have you received a response from the state departments yet? >> we have not. senator isakson and i two days ago sent the letter. obviously the cables are easy to come forward hopefully this will happen soon. this is turning not something short of benghazi-gate. i wish you were at the briefing that took place. it was the most senseless, worthless briefing i ever attended. at this juncture we have four americans killed. one was widely known and highly respected individual. the media knows more about what happened than we do and we want answers. senator demint and i introduced a bill two weeks ago to get to the bottom of this. it was blocked. i will say this is now turned into a very bipartisan concern. it is my understanding today that all members of the foreign relations committee both democrats and republicans are asking the administration for answers. so this is now something that certainly could never be colored as partisan. these are concerned senators and house members who want to see, want to know what's happened and for some reason this administration is not coming forth. i want to say one other thing. secretary clinton, while there have been political difference, no question, one of the things that i think most people have appreciated about her has been her transparency. and something is wrong here. this is not the way this, this is something is up here. and in that we are not getting the, just the basic information that i think most americans would want us to have. jon: you said that in some ways the media seems to know more about what's going on here than the government. we know that cnn had a reporter producer who found the ambassador's diary and made elements of that public and ambassador stevens reportedly in his private diaries according to cnn was expressing concern over his safety. one of the reasons you want these cables because you want to find out whether he expressed those concerns to his superiors at state? >> that's exactly right. that's the purpose behind senator isakson and my request. that is something that ought to be easily forthcoming. you know, jon, we sit in all kinds of classified and security briefing. we have access to all kinds of information constantly that affect our country in big ways. when four americans have been killed, and we can not even find out what the communications were between that person, and the state department here, or in washington, something's wrong. and i really do think as i have watched the response from this administration, there has to be something that they're trying to hide or cover up and again we just want answers. again as i mentioned both democrats and republicans want answers to what has happened. jon: is that why, well, you're not, are you suspicious i guess is the question of the consistency -- >> i'm on the foreign relations committee. i've worked with this administration. i have become very suspicious and this is just not the norm. this is way out of the norm what is happening in this case and that's why to me the window has closed. i think, you know, the responses have been, you know, been varying degrees of what's happened. we have not been told clearly what has happened. i think the window is closed. and now, this is turning into something not short of benghazi-gate. what is going on here? why are we not being told what has happened to these four americans? jon: we're three weeks into it right now and still don't have fbi agents on the ground to investigate the embassy or the consulate as i understand it. we hope you get ends as to your letter. senator bob corker of tennessee thanks for joining us. >> thank you. jenna: more on that story certainly as we get it. some powerful words there from the senator. meantime you probably remember this story. 50 people died when their tour bus crashed into a guardrail on a new york highway. today the trial starts for the man behind the wheel. we'll have the latest on that. >>> also as tensions increase in the middle east over iran's nuclear program israel's prime minister is getting ready to make his case against iran to the world today. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! 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we have the executive director of the foundation for defense of democracies. mark, nice to have you back on the program. >> thanks for for having me, jenna. jenna: mark you're finishing up a study i can looking at time lines, time lines for the nuclear program for inside iran and time lines when these sanctions are really, really going to affect change inside the country. what did you find? >> well, jenna, what we're looking at we're looking at the economic cripple date when iran faces an imminent economic collapse and we're looking at the nuclear threshold date when iran has the capability and everything in place to build a nuclear weapon if it decides to break out or more likely sneak out. it is important which cops first. if the irrainsians will have nuclear capability which gives them turn after screw away from having a nuclear happen and that happens long before they face imminent economic collapse we have a serious problem with sanctions and efficacy of sanctions. jenna: what does it look like right now? >> we'll do the analysis and we'll have the complete economic model in the next few days but my hunch is the economic cripple date occurs long after the nuclear threshold date. that has serious implications for u.s. and israeli policy. it means we either have to significantly ratchet up the sanctions and precipitate a major economic collapse in iran or we have to acknowledge sanctions are not working and we'll have to turn to the prospect of military strikes to destroyer ran's nuclear weapons program. jenna: consider yourself booked when the study and all the results come out and analysis. that is something we're following closely here on "happening now." what do you think the prime minister of israel is going to say today? when it comes to the sanctions it seems that israel, officials from the israel and the united states continue to be together as far as saying hey, they're working, they're having some sort of effect but what do you expect the prime minister to say beyond that? >> well i expect the prime minister to say that sanctions are working in the sense they are placing severe pressure on the iranian economy but they have not worked for the objective they were designed which is to stop the iranian nuclear weapons program and change the risk/reward call cue laws of the iranian leader khomeni. he will make it very clear, that iranians have five bombs worth of low-enriched uranium which takes them 70% away from nuclear enriched-uranium. they're looking to increase that 20% which would take them 90% away from having a bomb and burying their uranium facilities deep below a hardened bunker underneath a mountain. very soon the israelis will have very limited military options to strike that. and u.s. may have a limited military option sometime soon. so i think the prime minister is going to say, look the time to stop talking about sanctions is now. the time to start talking about making it very clear to the iranian regime their weapons-grade uranium will be destroyed in the military strike if they don't compromise is upon us. jenna: we just saw a pick you are it of the prime minister benjamin netanyahu. i want to point it out to our audience it was him on the plane supposedly writing his speech and what he will say to the u.n. today. mark, we continue to enjoy your conversations. we look forward to having you back on our program. >> thanks very much, jenna. thanks for having me. jon: we're gearing up for dueling news conferences awaiting both president obama and governor romney this hour. they are making remarks in the battleground state of virginia. you can see the podiums are ready, the microphones hot. just waiting for the candidates. we'll have them, "happening now." ♪ want my recipe for healthier hair color? natural instincts! formulated with aloe, vitamin and antioxidants natural instincts has a system that's a healthier way to radiant color. indulge... with natural instincts. less guilt, more gorgeous. jenna: we certainly talk a lot about independent voters. both presidential candidates are trying to win over this key group. a recent survey shows partisan voter registration is taking a dive, especially in key battleground states. eight battleground states in fact. the numbers for registration among independents is up however. doug mckelway is live from washington with more on this story. doug? >> reporter: jenna, this is a bit of a wild guard in the november 6th elections. difficult to say exactly how it will play out but voter registration is down across the board from many swing states in 2008. take for example, in ohio where voter registration is down by 490,000 people, almost half a million. once more, 44% of that reduction is in cuyahoga county, that is cleveland and surrounding areas that is heavily democratic area. in 2008, 68.5% of the registered were democrats. 30.44% were republican. voter registration is down especially for democrats in many other states. according to an august study done by left-leaning think-tank, third way, democrats and republicans, in colorado, democrats are up 3 points. up five points for republicans but up 12 points for independents. in florida, down almost five percentage points for democrats but up for republicans by half a point. up eight points for independents. in iowa down nine points for democrats up six points for republicans. down minus three for independents. it goes on and on. one ohio democratic activist suggested these numbers reflect some attempt at voter suppression, an accusation that the republican ohio secretary of state categorically rejects. >> well, that is kind of a silly notion that removing deceased people and duplicates records from the rolls has anything to do with voter suppression. it has to do with voter integrity. they can't point to one legally registered voter that has been removed from the rolls. >> reporter: what that third way study shows that the number of people who identify themselves as independents has indeed gone way up. so the key question is, which way are those independents leaning? recent polls in many swing states suggest that they're beginning to lean democratic. one democratic pollster i spoke with this week told me has even seen evidence that in ohio focus groups that independents are disgusted with both political parties but in that state, one out of every eight jobs related to auto industry, president obama's ad blitz that he saved the auto industry no matter its factual merit seems to be resonating among independents but i have had republicans tell me just the opposite, that republicans are going way up in many registration drives and that the obama campaign is just not seeing the results it saw in 2008. so both sides definitely spinning this registration story, jenna. jenna: shocking that they don't agree on it, doug. >> reporter: shocking indeed. jenna: 'tis the season. doug mckelway from d.c. doug, thank you. jon: do the presidential polls printed in the mainstream media provide an accurate picture of the american electorate? that is a big question right now. after republican claims that some surveys oversample democrats. a trend, some suggest gives president obama an enover governor romney come november in republican voters don't think they can close the gap. let's talk about it with kirsten powers, columnist for "the daily beast". all with us judith miller, pulitizer prize winning author. both are fox news contributors. when you look at some of these polls, you know, president obama leads nationally in some of them by eight, 9%. republicans claim that the pollsters, kirsten are oversampling democrats. >> well, in some polls they do oversample democrats and some polls they oversample republicans. nate silver actually has done a great job at outlining which of the polls do this. people might be surprised that some mainstream polls like "washington post" abc poll oversamples republicans. "quinnipiac university poll" oversamples republicans. look at "real clear politics" average and that gives you a better sense which has obama up about four. even if you take claims at face value, jon, if he is up by eight or 11 points in any of these polls, even if you were to take out the possibility of oversampling, which i don't think is happening and i could explain that later, necessarily, the, he is still up by so much even if they were oversampling he is still ahead. he is still ahead by four or five points. it will not benefit the republicans to pretend this is just all the pollsters helping obama. jon: well, judy, the one of the points republicans like to make that there was a 7 percentage point advantage among democratic voters who turned out in 2008. so if the pollsters use that model, if they weight all of their polls by democrats plus seven, those were the numbers, four years ago, they're saying it is not accurate because you're not going to get the same kind of democratic enthusiasm and democratic turnout in 2012 that you had in 2008 when barack obama was a new, unknown and very exciting contender. >> well that is the key question and that does account for oversampling democrats or undersampling republicans in some of these polls. but as kirsten said, you repeatedly show obama at the moment with a distinct lead, especially, in those states that are all important enough and up for grabs. i think it is really important to, to not to announce or not to assume that this election is over. i mean even though early voting has started in more than 20 states we really haven't even had our first look, close-up look at the candidates vis-a-vis one another. we are, haven't even had a first debate yet. i think many things will affect turnout, not only the extent to which the debates form opinions, but the extent to which people think they can make a difference. so if one side is overconfident, and thinks that this is going to be a blowout, democrats may not show up. and if republicans think all is lost, they may not show up. so i think the psychological attitude towards what to expect in november is really, very, very important and we can't assume that this race is over. jon: do those things cancel each other out, kirsten? you've worked in political campaigns and one side thinks all is lost and the other one thinks it will ablow out for my guy, do they cancel each other out? >> i don't know if they cancel each out out they definitely have an impact. just to go back to these polls, one thing people need to understand, this is really important i think republicans are in pretty serious denial what is going on. if they want to look at really objectively, they're right about the claim about 2008 but what they're missing is that these polls are not asking people how are you registered. they're asking you who do you identify with which is a different question. what typically happens is independents will often say, that they identify with the party they're going to vote for. so if you were to go back and look at 2008 you start noticing more people saying they're democrats. if you go back to 2010 when the republicans won you start to see more people were saying they were republicans. this suggests that independents are probably starting to move slightly towards obama. if republicans want to stay in denial about that and blame the liberal media they're welcome to do it but they're not doing themselves any favors. jon: doug schoen, a frequent guest here on fox and a long time democratic pollster said we ought to pay less of attention to the poll and more attention to big issues facing this country. >> that is easy for a pollster to say. jon: judy miller, kirsten powers, thank you both. >> thank you. jenna: more than 35 years after jimmy hoffa disappeared a brand new search for the teamster's body. where police are now looking and what sparked this whole search. we're live with that story just ahead. >>> plus college debt is spiraling out of control. it reached a brand new record. what is behind the increase and who will get hit the hardest next? 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>> you know, jenna, here's the thing. it means that this is a sort of a, this is a household family decision that means enormous sacrifice for the entire family. during the same time period one of the things we've seen overall household debt come down like a trillion dollars. a lot of that is just the fact that some people lost their homes and things like that. but even credit cards, people aren't using credit cards to the degree that they used to but they have no way to get around this. so this is a major decision and now you're seeing all kinds of articles out there saying is it worth it? is college worth it if you will carry this sort of debt? let's not forget the occupy movement when it started at least the main gripe was about college tuition and enormous debt. it is important issue. an important topic. i think college obviously is still worth it and i think numbers continue to bear that out but these are some heavy debts. jenna: certainly is. what about the cost of college overall, charles? we hear, you know, different politicians talk about bringing costs down. how do you actually do that? is that, is that something that the government can force the price of school to come down so there's not as much debt out there? >> i think the government can certainly use the bully pulpit. if you can use the bullpy pulpit to tell the medical industry your charging too much money, insurance industry you're charging too much money, wall street you're charging too much money certainly we can do that with colleges. from 1985 to now, the college tuition is up 500%. inflation is up 100%. think about that, 500%. that is gouging. why are these guys allowed to do that? why don't they get any rebuke against this if if they train our future generations where is the skin in the game? where is the sacrifice that every other entity or institute in this country is going through? jenna: you're wondering if you're getting 500% better value for your money. >> beautiful campuses with shiny buildings, your professor, meet him every couple years that might be not. you're not getting 500% more value. jenna: if you have a college education you're not as affected by the economy. you're more likely to be employed. one of the things this pew research center study found, really comes to college debt falling on the young obviously going to college, the majority and also the poor. >> right. jenna: is this part of the problem, charles, if you will, between the schism between the have and have-nots? >> it is part of the skiz i am and how the have-nots become the haves. you can be frustrated and drop out and stay in mommy's baste basement there are met thor of things. get on food stamps or go on welfare. every generation has to suck it up and every generation has inflection point and change the trend and within our own series of kids and grandkids. jenna: sure. >> to your point, college grads have unemployment rate 4.1%. employment for that population is 70%. less than high school, unemployment is 12% and only 40% of jobs out there anyway. the decision is clear. you have to suck it up, entire family. somehow i believe we need to put more pressure on colleges. it is outrage just they can operate with impunity and charge us to the degree they charged us. that is not fair. jenna: excellent points for us today. charles. >> nice seeing you as usual. jon: with two kids in college --. jenna: you know this. i could have interviewed you for this segment talk about the loans and all of that. hits you close and personal right? jon: college inflation, a big deal. whodunit for the ages. lable labor union leader jimmy hoffa mysteriously disappeared 40 years ago. now investigators are once again looking for his body. we'll tell you where they're focusing on this search. >>> this man got on a presidential ballot as a third party candidate in a toss-up state and one presidential campaign not happy about it. could he play the spoiler in a crucial political battleground? jon: his disappearance way back in 19p5 triggered countless conspiracy theories and high-profile searches and now there is new information where the fbi is about to start looking again for the body of jimmy hoffa. rick folbaum has that for us. >> reporter: he wasn't in the end zone ever the old giants stadium or gm building. jimmy hoffa has been rumored to be buried so many places you have to take these reports with a grain of salt of they are taking samples in backyard after house in roseville, michigan, after getting a tip from a man on his deathbed that hoffa could be buried there. the former teamsters union boss went missing after a meeting with two mobsters back in 1975. over the years investigators followed up on a number of leads, none of them panning out but apparently this one could have promise. a radar test showed something buried under a slab of cement on the property in question. so more tests tomorrow, the soil tests and then who knows, maybe soon the mystery whatever happened to jimmy hoffa could be solved. we'll keep you posted. jon: that sound good. rick folbaum, thank you. jenna: right now a third party presidential candidate is on the ballot of his home state in virginia and reportedly the romney campaign is furious about all of this. shannon bream live in washington with more. shannon? >> virgil goode is former six-term u.s. congressman well-known across virginia, once a democrat, independent, republican and now running as constitution party nominee. he is on ballots in two dozen states but virginia where he could have the most impact. "fox news" polling show 4% of likely voters in the commonwealth plan to vote for the president. 42% for romney. 2% will vote for goode, with plus or mine minus error of three points that could make a difference. republican filed a challenge. state party, it was denied. many public publics are worried goode could challenge romney at a fair shot in virginia. >> virgil will not win. he is good guy and speaks strongly about the constitution but this is between two people and if people want to see barack obama replaced, they need to vote for mitt romney or they're really wasting their vote. >> that is just flat wrong. we are going to get a lot of votes from old line democrats that would never vote a republican ticket. i talked to one person that runs a business. he is willing to let me put up signs. if i were a republican he would never do that. there is no way he will be for romney but yet he doesn't like obama. >> reporter: we asked virginia democrat congressman jerry connelly what you thought about the goode candidacy. he said, no question, goodwill drain votes away from romney. democrats consider goode being on the ballot a favorable development. we reach you had out to the romney campaign numerous times for comment. they declined. jenna. jenna: interesting factor considering romney and president are both in virginia today. thank you very much. shannon. >> we're bumping up against high noon here on the east coast and awaiting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu speech at the u.n. general assembly. he is expected to deliver a stern warning to the u.n. body that iran can not develop nuclear weapons >> reporter: hi, everybody, rick folbaum, some breaking stories we're working on over the next 60 minutes, live to the u.n. in new york city, that's the crown prince of brunei, but in just a little bit, benjamin netanyahu will sound an alarm bell saying the time is running out to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. >>> also, both the presidential candidates campaigning today in virginia while both of them are gearing up for the first debate next week in denver, we've got a preview of that. >>> plus, dozens of kids trapped on a school bus surrounded by live electrical wires. how that scene played out in washington state. all of that and breaking news, the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: rick mentioned the battle for those swing states moving into virginia. welcome to "happening now," i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott, and if you've got a sense of dÉjÀ vu, you can be forgiven, both presidential candidates hitting the same state on the same day for the third time this week. president obama and governor romney holding dueling campaign events less than 200 miles apart just days before their first big debate. john roberts is live in springfield, virginia. how's it looking there, john? >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, jon. i'm go up a little bit up and down because the governor's going on behind us. he's at american legion hall 176 today talking about the potential effects of that looming sequestration and defense cuts, saying as many as 136,000 jobs just in the state of virginia could be lost and he would not as president allow those cuts to go through. jobs and the economy still remain the number one issue here, both of the candidates trading attacks yesterday on the campaign trail in ohio. president obama hammering governor romney for not coming out with more detail in his economic and tax plans. listen. >> so if they go around as they have in the ohio with, you know, some board behind them with the numbers saying how, you know, it's a moral obligation to reduce the deficit, just ask 'em, well, explain us how the numbers work. because they don't. they don't have a deficit reduction plan. they have a deficit expansion plan. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: now, this morning governor romney jumped on those new gdp figures, said it reinforces his charge that this country cannot afford another four years of president obama and that his five-point plan for the economy and jobs is the right prescription for this country. this is what he said. >> those five things i describe will get america's economy going again, will help people find jobs that need those jobs, will get take-home pay to come up again. this is not a mystery. we know how to do it, america has faced challenges before. when we have strong leaders, when we have people who know how to lead and where to get it -- we can get it done. and i am and we will. >> reporter: governor romney looking more toward the future and what this country would be like under a romney administration, making this as much about a choice as it has been so far about a referendum on the president. jon? jon: we are less than a week away, though, from the first presidential debate. talk about that. >> reporter: yeah, well, you know, the big question is what mitt romney is going to show up at these debates. he had a lot of practice during the primary campaign. will he be aggressive, will he take it to president obama? that is a question that congressman paul ryan got yesterday at a town hall in fort collins, colorado. a woman stood up and said, look, i was worried about the performance that john mccain put in four years ago against president obama, and she picks up the question from there. >> will he be forceful in those debates and take it to obama? [cheers and applause] >> ma'am, absolutely. one little difference between then and now. president obama has a record. [laughter] and president obama has a record and a string of broken promises. of course he will. >> reporter: congressman ryan -- sorry -- [cheers and applause] pledging that governor romney will take it to the president next wednesday in denver. no question though, jon, he needs a big move because if you see these polls in the battleground states, he is beginning to lose ground. he needs something big to happen. jon: well, they seem to like the message in the room behind him, is it the vfw hall? >> reporter: yes, it's a legion hall in springfield. jon: legion hall. john roberts, thank you. jenna: the first presidential debate gets underway just six days from now, and the big faceoff comes wednesday in denver. the president will hunker down for three days in henderson, nevada, using the swing state as a base to prepare for the debate. he's going to stay at a posh resort near vegas, visiting the state for the eighth time this year. now, the l.a. times reports he plans at least three debate practice sessions during his stay there as security and preparations for all of that is already underway in denver. transportation planners are warning of heavy delays and street closures and major highways shutting down in both directions, and folks at the university of denver -- which is hosting the debate -- are getting ready for some of those travel headaches. >> we won't be able to park anywhere right here. >> a lot of students are being kicked out of their apartments or are getting kicked out of their parking spaces right now. >> you have got to go around, it's a real big pain in the butt for students. jenna: that's said frankly, right? pain in the butt. for the first time ever, colorado is playing host to a presidential debate. it's certainly putting a global spotlight on the city of denver and the university. >> i think it's exciting. i think it's a great opportunity for du and for students. >> we hope this is an opportunity for people to learn more about us and for the university of denver to tell its story to the world. jenna: catch the debate followed by full analysis right here on your fox news channel, the debate gets underway 9 p.m. eastern time. jon: my first job was at the university of denver. jenna: and what was your first job? jon: i was on the lawn mowing crew at age 15. jenna: you've come a long way, jon. although i bet you mow a beautiful lawn. jon: i do. [laughter] president obama appearing on "the view," yet passing up a chance to meet with world leaders at the united nations. our next guest says it makes the president look like he thinks he's doing such a good job and so certain he'll win the election that he's phoning it in. writing, quote: with one week to the first critical debate and five weeks until the election, president obama is so confident of victory, he no longer feels compelled to show up at work and do his job. ab stoddard is the person who wrote that, also an associate editor of "the hill." he's phoning it in, ab? >> he is this week. i mean, i really think you look at the fact that he was on letterman and "the view" and the u.n. general assembly is gathering at a time of great crises in many different places but especially in the region of the middle east, many, many countries there. we just had this tragic attack in libya which the administration is now calling an act of terror after much hemming and hawing and back and forthing, and there's serious questions being raised about, obviously, iran, and the president decided that he would not -- like last year when he met with 13 heads of state -- take the chance for one one-on-one meetings. he would have been better served to carry out his commander in chief duties and look like the commander in chief he's proven to the american public that he is. he's very credible on this issue, he has a wide lead on romney on this issue. instead, he chose deliberately to spend the time campaigning, and i just think it was really a failure of leadership, and i think that this is not, um, something that can be blown off. it's not meeting with your jobs council which may or may not create a new job. these are face-to-face meetings, an essential relationship-building opportunity in a time of crisis, and it's what he's president for. i think it was really shameful that he blew it off. jon: well, you say that he's essentially trying to make, avoid making news, he's trying to avoid, you know, tripping up or slipping up or saying the wrong thing. he just wants to skate now that he's got this lead widening up in the election, in the polls. >> well, as you see, every day is a different news cycle. mitt romney makes news because he's been making mistakes. you have these new swing state polls and the new gallup poll, and so we're watching the election so closely now, there's always a new news story to wash away. they made the calculated decision that if they went into a meeting with any one of these 15 or 20 people that something could happen. one of these presidents or prime ministers could leave and say something that would be counter to what the president said happened in the meeting or his people. it would become a kerr full that could follow him to the debates. so what they decided was they'll go on "the view" and do these campaign appearances, all in this local radio that he thinks is helping him on the margin in these urban areas in swing states and not risk something becoming news. meanwhile, this is his job. so i think that heading up into the debate they were hoping that the news would stay on the the polls, stay on his lead and stay on the focus of the anticipation of the debates, and that's a decision that may or may not pay off for them politically. but i think it still is a failure to tend to his responsibilities. jon: her article is titled "campaigner in chief." ab stoddard from "the hill" is the author. thank you. >> thank you. jenna: new information on the deadly consulate attack in benghazi that killed four americans including our ambassador to libya. secretary of state hillary clinton now publicly suggesting for the very first time this was the work of an al-qaeda affiliate terror group. and fox news is learning that u.s. intelligence officials classified the assault as a record attack early on. this while the obama administration was publicly saying that the violence grew out of a spontaneous protest. now, members of congress on both side of the aisle are demanding answers. sorting this out for us, catherine herridge. >> reporter: thank you, jenna. two sources tell fox news within 4 hours of the attack, officials were confident it was a terrorist attack and believe it was the work of an al-qaeda-affiliated operative in that area. the cia director, david petraeus, briefed members of the house intelligence committee three days after the attack. petraeus, like the administration, espoused the view that benghazi was a demonstration prompted by the youtube video that spun out of control. this was, quote, shocking to some members who pointed towards a terrorist attack. now, two republican senators are pushing the state department to release all communications including cable and e-mails about the security situation in libya leading up to the attack. >> i think, you know, the responses have been, you know, have been varying degrees of what's happened. we have not been told clearly what has happened, and i think the window has closed. and now this is turning into something not short of benghazigate. >> reporter: in addition to already polanding it as terrorism, hillary clinton acknowledged the suspected involvement of al-qaeda's north african affiliate known as aqim. >> they are working with other violent extremists to undermine the democratic transitions underway in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. >>>> reporter: as fox was first to support, the evidence supports the view that in this a group called an starral sharia, not directly affiliated with al-qaeda, but they share the same goal of establishing an islamic state or a caliphate in north africa. jenna: more on this as we get it. thank you. >> reporter: you're welcome. jon: a new poll showing a virtual tie in a battleground state that will help determine who wins the white house, so after millions of dollars spent on tv ads and a steady stream of visits by the candidates, what's going to make the difference in the 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[ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge! jenna: we are your election headquarters. a little more than a month before the big day, we're taking a look at the battleground state that could decide the race for the white house. we say that about all of them, don't we? today we're going to focus on florida. folks have voted for the winner in seven of the last eight presidential elections, so let's take a look at the sunshine state. as far as electoral votes, you can see that it has 29, it's one of the biggest states as far as electoral votes in our country. if you take a look at the economy as well, that's within within -- been a big issue. the unemployment rate is slightly higher than the national average, and housing, we've talked a lot about the housing market and the housing crash in the state of florida. you can see that it's one in every 328 housing units. for perspective, this means that florida, the state of florida is second in the country when it comes to foreclosure rates. the first, by the way, is the state of illinois which i thought was interesting because we don't talk a lot about illinois when it comes to the housing crisis, but florida number two in the country. when we take a look at the polling today, this is one particular poll from the tampa bay times and a variety of newspapers in to the state of florida, you can see that it's a very close race. we'll talk about some the other polls as well being that it's such a big state with our guest now, he's george bennett, staff writer for the palm beach coast. one poll that shows very little change when we look at the candidates and what they've done over the last couple months. what's your general sense to which way the state of florida is leaning? >> well, i think it's very close here. um, most of the polls have shown obama up by a few points, but generally within the margin of error, so it's very tight here in florida. jenna: what seems to be working for either candidates? what do you think is the sticking point for either one, their strengths in the state of florida? >> well, romney has based a lot of his campaign on the economy, and the economy continually shows up to be a major concern, and people aren't satisfied with the economy, and generally that reflects on the incumbent, so that's probably romney's strongest point. and the president, though, i mean, despite the economy the president has continued to poll even or slightly ahead of romney here, so, you know, it's hard to say how it's going to play out. jenna: let's talk a little bit about specific voting groups in florida, one being the jewish vote in florida. we're awaiting the prime minister of israel, netanyahu, to address the u.n. today. the state of israel, certainly, is in the top of the news. how has that affected the jewish vote if at all in the state of florida, and how important is that voting bloc for whoever wins there? >> sure. florida has the largest jewish population of any swing state, jewish voters here are maybe 5% or less of the electorate, but florida's had these historically close elections, so every year there's a big fight over the jewish vote. and jewish voters go overwhelmingly democratic, but republicans always hope to shave a few points off that in the hopes if it's a close election, that could make a difference. obama got between 75 and 80% of the jewish vote four years ago. there was a poll recently that showed him getting 69 or 70% here. that would be instant many if you had another 537-vote election here like there was in 2000. jenna: we can't forget that, that's for sure. let's talk about the elderly as well. intoentitlements, medicare, medicaid, you have paul ryan with his plan, how do you think that's gone over with the elderly in florida? is there a general understanding of either candidate's perspective on entitlements and, again, which way does it seem to be playing right now? >> well, you know, seniors were the only group that voted for mccain in florida four years ago. i think obama carried every other age group. and then two years ago in the midterm elections seniors went heavily republican because of concerns about the medicare changes in the health care law. um, it's hard to say right now whether republicans are going to be able to maintain that advantage that they had. there's certainly been a lot of criticism of the ryan plan. i haven't seen a lot of detailed numbers in the last week or so as far as how it's playing out. i know initially when he first named ryan, um, seniors were still more supportive of romney than obama in florida, but i don't know how that's trending in the last couple days of polls. jenna: it seems like that's where we're at with a lot of the battleground states, 40 days ahead of voting. george, thank you very much for your perspective. nice to have you with us. >> sure thing. thanks. jon: do the mainstream media have a favorite candidate? some conservatives are saying the media are trying to help president obama win a second term. we'll get into that. >>> plus, what israel is saying now about keeping a red line in place to check iran's nuclear ambitions. jon: well, some conservative leaders and media personalities now saying the public should switch off what they describe as the biased news media. they've signed a letter from the media research center claiming there has never been a more brazen attempt by the liberal news media to decide the outcome of an election. also writing, quote: to put it bluntly, you are rigging this election and taking sides in order to predetermine the outce. let's talk about it with angela mcglowan, a fox news political analyst, peter is former adviser to the clinton/gore campaign. peter, do they have a point? >> jon, i think we've been debating liberal bias in the media at least as far back as the lincoln/douglass debates. this is a tried and true accusation that comes out. the fact of the matter is the media covers the horse race, they cover the gaffes. unfortunately, the romney campaign has had more gaffes lately. we can argue whether or not the campaign coverage has been substantive enough. i would agree that it probably hasn't. but the fact that, you know, this aspect of the campaign is being raised now shows a little bit of desperation. i think that, you know, then there's discussions about whether poll numbers are accurate or not. i mean, the fact is the romney campaign needs to stay on their message, and they haven't done that. jon: angela, he says there has been coverage of the gaffes, some would say if vice president biden makes a gaffe, it gets sort of swept under the carpet. if mitt romney says something, it's front page news. >> jon, my counterpart is right, this has been happening for a long time, but it's gotten worse lately. and where do you hear in the press that the president has only met with his jobs council once since january, that the president with the attacks in benghazi, he won't come out and say they were truly terrorist attacks. >> oh, he said that. >> he did not come out publicly and hold a press conference in n saying that. let me finish, please peter, i did not interrupt you. where do you hear in the liberal mainstream media that the president's jobs bill where he says republicans are blocking him, that his own democrats voted down in the senate. and one last one that's a doozy, that harry reid has not put forth a budget in three years. so basically, journalists today that do biased reporting, they're actually doing themselves a disservice in their trade. i mean, this is an election year. people tune to the news to be informed. jon: we just got those gdp numbers out today, peter, 3.3% -- 1.3% growth in gdp in the most recent quarter. that's a horrible number. are the media reporting it? >> you know, jon, i mean, we can, you know, discuss it, it's a legitimate question, you know? and there, you know, the economy certainly has not been improving at the rate that we would all like to see it improve. and, you know, fdp numbers are sure -- gdp numbers are surely an indicator. i want to go back to the coverage of the campaign, and it's very hard -- and you know in this on your network -- i mean, the campaigns move so fast, there are events going on all the time, it's very hard to take a step back and do these sort of analytical stories -- >> no, it isn't. >> are well, i would argue that it is. you watch the coverage of any network, and that is the case. and including the network we're on. look, at the end of the day what's going to happen is that both sides are going to try to exploit the gaffes of the other, and they're going to try to spin -- >> no, they're not. not true journalists. >> -- referee that. >> even the society of professional journalists' code of ethics say that you're supposed to distinguish between advocacy and true journalism news reporting. and the best journalists when you read their story or you hear their reporting and you can't tell what party they're affiliated with. that's the sign of a good journalist. >> i would agree with that. i disagree with the premise that this has been a widespread phenomenon. i think it's a tried and ru accusation that comes out every now and then about the liberal bias in the media. george w. bush did not have a friendly media, and the last time i checked, he was elected twice. so i don't think it's impacted this campaign. the romney campaign is their own worst enemy. >> today it's worse than ever before where people are blatantly out to protect this president and not give true reporting. >> well, that's a real suggestion of analysis, that's suggestive analysis, and you're entitled to your -- >> i gave you examples. >> a couple of them are false. the fact that the president did not have a press conference to announce the fact that this was a terrorist attack does not mean he didn't announce it. >> [inaudible] >> he said it publicly. jon: but it has been uncovered by our bret baier just today that the administration within the first 24, maybe 48 hours knew that the benghazi attack was a terrorist attack, and yet susan rice, the ambassador to the united nations -- >> right. jon: -- was out on the sunday shows four or five days after the attack -- >> saying that it budget. >> right. jon, frankly, i don't know enough about the sequence of events to comment on that. >> but, peter -- >> i think the fact that the administration probably was trying to be more careful than respond to the news cycle. that's my -- >> that's not true, peter. is it not true dealing with harry reid and the budget, is it not true dealing with the president and the jobs council? >> i think the republicans in the -- >> no, answer that. jon: we are -- >> i didn't want say it wasn't true. i just said the republicans and democrats have fought on the hill, and reid and mcconnell have both done things. jon: we are going to let the viewers decide for themselves. you guys argued it pretty well. peter, angela, thank you both. >> thank you. jenna: high stakes at the united nations today. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu set to make his case against a nuclear rapp. we're going to have a preview of what to expect and why this speech is so significant. >>> plus, a big scare when a school bus, packed with kids, slams into power lines. the rescue to get them to safety and the investigation into how this all happened. 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>> reporter: we were expecting to stay unchanged at 1.7%. this is the third and final reading of gdp for the second quarter. basically the culprit? lower spending by consumers which drives the economy and by corporations. businesses were spending less. household purchases up one 1/2% in annual pace in the quarter. that is the slowest in a year. people tightening the purse strings. corporate spending was revised down to 3.6% as well for increase of about the 3.6%, jon. it had been 4.2% in the prior estimate. bank of america, merrill lynch actually out with a research note i got saying today's durable goods orders, a separate report showing a huge drop last month, down 15%, will cut third quarter gdp, the current quarter as well. we see 1.2%, last quarter of the year, jon, they see 1% even. calling for another soft patch in the economy as we round out the year. jon: not good when the bar graphs are going down like stairsteps. >> reporter: not a good trend. >> robert gray from fox business network. jenna: fox news alert. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu set to address the u.n. general assembly very shortly. he is set to define a firm red line for iran and its nuclear program to remind the world why a nuclear armed iran is unacceptable not just to israel but to everybody. netanyahu is addressing the u.n. a day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad had his turn. the leader of iran says his nation is under constant threat of military action from israel. >> translator: continueded military threat from uncivilized zionists against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. jenna: fred stevens is foreign affairs columnist for "the wall street journal" we've talked a lot about these red lines. everyone seems to have a red line and apparently we'll hear what israel's red line is . what do you expect from netanyahu today? >> that is a good question. some of your viewers will be shocked to hear i haven't been shown an advanced copy of the speech but very active and quite public debate between the israeli government and the obama administration as to exactly where a red line should be drawn and one of the areas of contention between the two governments is whether it should be drawn at the level of a nuclear weapons capability which is what the israelies are saying, or an actual nuclear weapon. the israeli argument by the time iran gets to a capability we'll never know for sure and won't be able to preempt their move from capability to weapon. jenna: so who's red line is the most appropriate if you will for the safety and security of the world? >> well look, from an israeli perspective their ability to stop iran from going nuclear is much more limited than our ability here in the united states. so it to some extent these differences are a function of the military capabilities of both countries. that said you know the lesson from iraq, the lesson from past intelligence failures is that you never have exact intelligence, jenna, about just when a nation, how close or how far a adversary is from a nuclear weapon. i think from the point of view the united states we shouldn't put so much faith in our ability to know exactly when iran will cross the nuclear threshold. the last thing we want to do is wake up surprised to learn that they crossed it with a nuclear test the morning before. jenna: we certainly reported those shifting time lines and those shifting percentages and as far as uranium enrichment as far as how close iran is to a nuclear weapon. i was reviewing netanyahu's speech from last year. why is this different? why is this speech anymore important than the speech last year? a sense of deja vu, iran saying incendiary things, israel responding is something we're used for years. what makes today different? >> it is that classic line deja vu all over again. listening to the clip ahmadinejad i wonder why the word chutzpah is not a iriranian world. he is constandly calling for israel to be wiped off the map. iran has enriched about 200 pound uranium to 20% level which is very close to nuclear bomb grade. while we've been talking the iranian centrifuges have been spinning. we get consistent reports from the international atomic energy agency just how close the iranians are to crossing that nuclear capability threshold. jenna: one of the things we'll apparently hear from netanyahu as well again what it means for the world a nuclear iran. we have to give back on north korea, bret, right? there were sanctions for north korea and we were told they were working and one day we woke up there is video of north korea testing what we believe is a nuclear weapon of the sew do we see that pattern repeating itself? what changes in the world if we wake up that day and that is the reality? >> remember the context of 2006 north korean test. george w. bush as president saying nuclear north korea would be unacceptable, tough guy republican president. yet within a matter of months or less than a year after iran, excuse me north korea tested its nuclear weapon the bush administration was parlaying and negotiating with north korea and taking them off the terror list. that is the history that the iranians are very mindful of. they're thinking moment they get a nuclear weapon for all of our talking unacceptable their diplomatic position is that much stronger. jenna: real quick here, bret, as we await the speech what are you watching for? what are the keys you're paying attention to? >> i would be, the question now is, net yaw lou is talking to or three audiences. there is the global audience and iranian audience and having a public conversation with the obama administration. the rhetoric between the two side has been pretty heated and not kept in private. the question whether bebe netanyahu will try to placate the administration or set a clear, distinctive israeli line of his own. jenna: we'll watch for that. as always thank you for your insights. we appreciate it. we'll await the speech as well. thank you. >> thanks. jon: right now we are awaiting a news conference from the head of the nfl, roger goodell, the commissioner. he will be signaling touchdown when it comes to negotiations with the league referees. they have been locked out as you know over some contract issues. it appears they have those resolved. they have a tentative agreement in place. he will talk about it at that podium you see on your screen. when he does so we'll take you back there live. we are also awaiting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he is about to address the u.n. general assembly. the israeli leader expected to deliver a hard-line message on iran as jenna was just discussing with bret. will this speech make a difference? 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[ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. jon: right now we are still waiting for benjamin netanyahu, the israeli prime minister to take the podium at the united nations. they have gone a little bit out of order. he was supposed to be up there about now but the leader of cape verde, the island chain off africa, is speaking now. when benjamin netanyahu speaks, you will likely want to hear it. expected to come down hard on iran. we will also be hearing later today from mahmoud abbas, the president of the palestinian faction, palestinian authority, i should say. we will hear from him as well. two big speeches coming up today at the united nations we'll have them for you here on fox. jenna: they don't have commercial breaks like us they have to hit. when they get up there --. jon: they like to command the podium. jenna: as long as they want. plans to power america with american resources of the governor mitt romney is rolling out what some are describing a bold proposal and reigniting a decades old debate who exactly controls public land. is it the states or federal government? alicia acuna is live in denver with more on that. >> reporter: jenna, yes this is particularly sensitive issue in this part of the country where the energy potential underground is great but the fight to protect what's above it is fierce. >> that means we produce all the energy we use in north america. >> reporter: one of the primary components of mitt romney's energy plan is reigniting a decades old debate who controls access to mineral resources on federal lands. >> i'm going to have the states take responsibility for the permitting process on federal lands. [applause] >> governor romney's energy proposal is backward-looking. it ignores the facts and it is a giveaway to his big oil campaign supporters at the expense of our air, land and water. >> reporter: the governor's plan is especially significant in the american west where most of the nation's public lands exist along with much of its untapped oil, gas and mineral resources. >> it has gotten to the point on federal lands at times it takes six, seven, eight years to get a permit. that is too much incertainty for industry. >> it is bad for the climate. >> reporter: he says the u.s. has a strong 100 year history of federal agencies maintaining multiple uses that include energy production. >> we foe that our public lands means so much more than just energy production. they're a huge driver of our economy, for tourism and for recreation. there are huge jobs creators. >> the amount of impact that we're talking about on federal lands is a postage stamp on the united states. it is very, very little impact. so it is not either or question. >> reporter: and to bolster their arguments, both sides, jenna, refer to former president theodore roosevelt as his expansion of federally controlled land for more efficient uses of natural resources. jenna. jenna: an interesting debate we'll watch this campaign season. thank you. jon: just a few blocks away from our manhattan newsroom, still awaiting the news conference from roger goodell, the commissioner of the national football league, the guy who signs all the footballs and the guy who is about to announce that the refs are going to be back in business tonight. the professional referees who have been locked out for the first three games of this season. they are coming back. there is a tentative deal that has professional refs. never has a nation been so happy to see football referees on the job. we'll have it for you live. jenna: well-put, jon. a coworker brings in some homemade treats. in this case they were brownies. jon: sound good. jenna: irresistable, right? jon would be all over it. some bus drivers got more than the sweet treat they bargained for. let's say these brownies had a few special ingredients. jon: uh-oh. jenna: what happened next? we'll tell you. ♪ i'd do anything for you, dear ♪ ♪ anything, yes, i'd do anything ♪ ♪ anything for you ♪ ♪ anything for you so i test... a lot. do you test with this? freestyle lite test strips? i don't see... beep! wow! that didn't ta much blood. yeah, and the unique zipwik tab targets the blood and pulls it in. so easy. yep. freestyle lite needs just a third the blood of onetouch ultra. really? so testing is one less thing i have to worry about today. great. call or click today and get strips and a meter free. test easy. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brgs more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ [ female announcer ] and try aleve for relief from tough headaches. srpgpp@peve lately.ncer ] and try aleve but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. jon: mahmoud abbas, the president of the palestinian authority is speaking now in front of the united nations, expected to ask that body for nonmember observer status. let's listen in. >> translator: the occupying powers persisted with their settlements focusing on jerusalem and -- [inaudible] it is a campaign clearly and deliberately aimed at at allering the city's historic character and glorious image of the holy city etched in the minds of mankind. it is a campaign of ethnic cleansing of the palestinian people via the dem legs of their -- demolition of their homes and prevent ever construction and revocation of residency rights and denial of services especially with regard to schools, closing of institutions and impoverishment of jerusalem's community via a siege behind walls and checkpoints choking the city and preventing millions of palestinians from freely accessing its schools, churches, schools,
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but a hall of famer through world series gem 44 years ago today. that does it for the fox report on this tuesday, october 2, 2012. i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith. shep is back tomorrow in denver. "the factor" starts now. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight -- >> palestinians would argue the president has been unwilling to admit our embassies were targeted. >> bill: when jon stewart begins mocking you liberal america takes notice. will the president's foreign policy bungles influence the upcoming vote? we'll have a special report. >> i find such a champion in president obama and which is why i passionately support him specifically because i'm a woman. >> bill: will the ladies put the president over the top on election day? that's what mr. obama is hoping. we'll have analysis. >> holding a book and trying to get my reading glasses to work. >> bill: we might be able to hire people to do that for you. shall i turn the page? "the factor" is all over the place today shaking things up on tv and radio. we'll show you how it went. >> that epic debate, the one with you and jon stewart, what are you doing to prepare? >> taking a nap. >> bill: caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. hi. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight's. is the president's foreign policy falling apart? that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. jon stewart now mocking president obama over the libyan assassination situation. that's not good news for the president because up until now, much of the liberal media has ignored the facts surrounding the terrorist attack on ambassador christopher stevens. last night stewart went to town. >> so the administration's story was anti-muslim video on youtube touched off a massive protest on vend to spread quickly to 27 other places. seems implausible, but two days later, they had an explanation for that, two. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. almost a copy cat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. >> copy cats. [ laughter ] libya wasn't the ring. it was the ring 2. [ laughter ] five days after the attack, the white house was still sticking to the video story. on the eighth day, the director of national counter terrorism center went in front of congress with a slightly different assessment. >> i would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. >> of course, he's going to say it was a terrorist attack. he runs the counterterrorism center. a cynic would argue the president has been unwilling to admit they were targeted by terrorists 'cause that will make him look bad before an election. maybe all this back and forth has just been honest confusion. >> bill: not likely. as we discuss on the factor last night, libertyian situation and foreign policy in general has not arrested the attention of casual voters who remain locked into the economy and in many cases, ideology. mitt romney would be smart to seize on the libyan controversy as part of an overall competence challenge to mr. obama. if the economy remains bad and it does just check outearnings from ford and gm today, and america's overseas strategy is wobbling, which is seems to be, governor romney should have some heavy verbal ammunition to use in the debate tomorrow night. for his part, the president will remain steadfast that everything is going according to plan. >> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq, i did. i said we're going to wind down the war in afghanistan. we are. and while a twin tower -- while a new tower rises above the new york skyline, al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. >> bill: but according to the american commander in afghanistan, al-qaeda fighters are again causing trouble in that country and the terror group might even be responsible for murdering ambassador stevens. talking points believes many voters are still persuadable. that support for the president is thin among some independents. recent rasmussen poll says 42% of those backing the president are locked in stone. that gives the governor some room tomorrow night. but he needs to be surgical in making his points. that's a memo. now for the top story, is u.s. foreign policy in trouble? joining us from boston, fox news military analyst, colonel david hunt and ralph peters. colonel peters, we in trouble foreign policy wise? >> the obama administration has never had a foreign policy. bill, he's only had this assortment of confused, naive initiatives poisoned by ideology, deformed by politic, driven by politics, and the only thing these initiatives in the foreign affairs realm have had in common has been their failure. if you look from benghazi to beijing, in this afro-asian realm of crisis, there is not one troubled country, not one, not russia, not china, certainly not iran, afghanistan, pakistan, certainly not israel, not one country in which relations are healthier or more constructive than under george w. bush, and that was a pretty low standard. >> bill: what do you say, colonel hunt? >> i think the specificity of the policy when you look at libya in which we wanted a lower american profile with the weakest profile we've had security since 1979 first ambassador we had killed failed. in afghanistan issues we have people training, killing us. that is not -- and the surge was supposed to crush the taliban. the commander on the ground reports says the taliban is back. he talked about al-qaeda. >> bill: the taliban really we want away. let's look at afghanistan and iran in particular and then libya at the end of the discussion. in afghanistan, you have a lot of friendly so-called friendly, but it's really taliban fanatics infiltrating because as one of the soldiers told me last week, you can buy afghan army uniforms at any marketplace in afghanistan. they're around. so if you want to dress up like an afghany soldier and you're a taliban or al-qaeda terrorist, you can do that and walk in and blow yourself up or shoot them dead. i don't know any army that could stop that, colonel peters. i mean, you know, i don't know if it's a failure of our policy in afghanistan rather than a good tactic by the taliban fanatics. >> well, it's both. the taliban have wisely used all the poor man's nukes, as it were, ied's, suicide bombers, and these green on blue assassinations. you know, you played a clip in the intro, bill n which obama said that in his election campaign in 2008, he promised he'd wind down the war in afghanistan. that was another lie. his election campaign, he said bush took his eye off the ball. he was going to fix afghanistan. he went with the surge, which was exactly the wrong approach to a tribal society. you want a small foot print, not a large one. we alienated afghans. we poured in unguided aid missiles, which corrupted everything in sight. we turned a nation of pick pockets into a nation of al capones and now obama is taking down for winding down his surge. this is grotesque -- >> bill: you both agree that the afghan thing has gone south. it's not the way -- look, iraq, whether you like the war or not, we got out of there with dignity and we gave that country a fighting chance to be a decent country. all right? i think we all agree with that. right? we got out with dignity, we gave the government there a chance. whether they take the chance or not, i don't know. afghanistan doesn't even look like we're going to get out of there with a stable government 'cause karzai is a crook, i think he's a crook. and the taliban just waiting in the mountains of pakistan and come in as soon as we leave. okay. let's go to iran. the president says he's making inroads with alt sanctions, that they're suffering there and that they're going to cave and if they don't, he'll do what's necessary. what we must is what he said, to prevent them from having nuclear weapons. why has that policy failed? >> no government in modern history stopped another government from building a nuke. the problem we have in iran is do you police to us policy. we have companies in the united states, companies all over the world doing economic business, making money in iran. you want to hurt iran? you got to play hard ball economically. the military option has got to be off the table. >> bill: so you think that when you say the military option has to be off the table, certainly not going to be off the table to the israelis and you can't tell them not to do it 'cause they're going to do what they want. >> they can't do it without us. >> bill: sure, they can. they can try. i don't know if they'll be successful, but they can try to do it. so colonel peters, you see it the way colonel hunt sees it. you can't have a military option. i think the president is trying to squeeze them, but you might be right, it isn't going to work. if that doesn't work, then we got another huge problem coming down the road. >> this is the first time i've ever agreed with colonel hunt o is a brilliant soldier and i love him. but i don't think he can take the military option off the table because of all the bad results in the persian gulf that we could see, the worst is iran with nuclear weapons. bill, where are we? four years, obama has been talking. four years the iranians have it happened to build -- >> bill: no doubt about it. they thumbed their nose at him. >> north korea route. >> colonel hunt, i certainly understand that model, but iran is different. north korea doesn't threaten the world economy, the world oil supplies. they weren't led by meeseianic nut cases. they didn't have this -- >> ralph, you're -- >> bill: the north korea had a restraining agent in that sense does to this day and that's china. there is no restraining agent on iran at all. none. >> but guy, iran has hezbollah and hamas, if they uncork them, hezbollah in lebanon and hamas in palestine and float one of their three submarines in the strait of arrest had you seen, you have real problems. my point is that if you bomb, if the israelis go to bomb, there is no success. the only way to get at those bunkers is nuclear bunker busters and nobody is going to throw nukes at iran. my point is there is so much more to do against iran than talk about -- >> bill: look, you can carpet bomb them and knock out all their infrastructure. you can certainly do that. >> if i may, we're pushing the israelis into a corner of the i think there is an outside chance that they will use a nuke on the facility because it's the only way -- >> bill: i don't think they'll do that. i think what they would do would be to bomb their infrastructures, their ports and everything else and create havoc and chaos there. that's what i think they would do. i got to run. both of you agree that right now as it stands in this point in history, the obama foreign policy is a shambles, would that be a right word? >> there is no obama foreign policy. >> bill: all right, all right. whatever they're reporting it to be, and poor hillary clinton is running around and doesn't seem to be getting anything under control. we have to think about that. gentlemen, very interesting discussion. next up, factor exclusive. we'll talk to the man who prepped mitt romney for his republican primary debates, right back with that report. >> bill: impact segment, president obama in nevada, mitt romney in colorado. both prepping for the big debate tomorrow night. remember when newt gingrich clocked the governor in the south carolina debate last spring, romney came back strong in florida. the man who helped prepare the governor for those debates, brett o'donnell joins us now. you really know this turf because you worked for john mccain when he ran against barak obama in 2008 and now in the primary season, you worked for mitt romney. let's assess the governor's strengths and weaknesses as a debater first. strengths? >> well, i think the governor is a very good messenger. he's a good orator, he can deliver a speech. he's very good when he's on message and on offense. as you saw in the debates in florida against newt gingrich when he got on offense, the governor was very effective. when he leans into a debate, he can be pretty effective. >> bill: all right. weakness? >> weaknesses, when he gets -- like most every politician, when he gets defensive, that's when he makes mistakes. the $10,000 bet came when governor romney was being defensive about his health care policy and there have been other instces where other debaters have been able to get him on the defense and when that happens, he tends to look bad. >> bill: all right. you know that president obama is going to try to do that. he's going to question his health care criticism, his flip flops on various issues. he's going to press him from very specifics on your tax program and what you're going to phase out as far as deductions are concerned, all of that. is the governor going to be able to parry, can he parry? can he think fast enough on his feet to block inevitably what's going to come his way? >> he absolutely can. if you remember the debates with newt gingrich, speaker gingrich was challenging him on his immigration policy. he was really going after him about deporting grandmothers and he thought on his feet and came back with a great response. we can't deport 11 million grandmothers. there aren't 11 million grandmothers that we're deporting. so he can. he can retort. what the governor has got to do, it's not about parrying, it's about going on offense. it's about starting the debate on offense and finishing the debate on offense. >> bill: remember, though, because i've debated barak obama twice, i mean, he's not jimmy carter. reagan was the template who destroyed carter. but obama is much quicker than jimmy carter was. now, i don't think mitt romney is a confrontational man, am i correct on that assessment? he's not me. he's not looking for the fight. he doesn't relish the debate. >> that's what happened the first probably 15 primary debates. he stayed out of the fray and just sort of gave his mental. that's right. and let everybody else beat each other up. >> bill: but this time he has to prove himself to the american people which president obama doesn't have to prove himself. he's a known quantity. you like him, you don't. it's the people in the middle you're after. mitt romney still has to prove himself. so the burden in the debate is on the governor or am i wrong? >> no, i think you're absolutely right. while the challenger gets elevated by being on the stage with the president, clearly the president, he's on the mountain top. he's the victor, he won the last set of debates. he's the president. and so there has got to be a compelling reason for change, so governor romney has the burden of proof -- >> bill: he needs to bring that compelling reason. why aren't you in colorado with romney? you did a good job in florida when he turned it around. why aren't you out there with him? >> i think the governor's got a great team and we'll just leave it at that. >> bill: so it's his preference not to have you out there. that's interesting. secondly, you prepped john mccain for his debate with barak obama and mccain held his own, but didn't bring the debate to the president, then senator. mccain never brought it to him. he was almost exasperated by look, this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. he's talking in generalities, but that doesn't get through to the electorate who liked barak obama and i think still does like barak obama. >> i think that's true. i think that's one of the reasons why governor romney's got to go on offense. what the governor has to do is he has to make the public start blaming barak obama for the bad economic -- >> bill: how do you do that? how do you swing the public over to blaming the president? how? >> well, that's the thing that they haven't done effectively -- as effectively as they need to. they've convinced the american people that the economy is bad. what they haven't convinced the american people is that the president's policies that have caused the economy. >> bill: do you do that by facts? >> absolutely. >> bill: okay. so you just keep -- >> policy by policy, policy by policy, and say, your stimulus bill created these economic conditions which has hurt unemployment and caused it to be above 8% for 40 months. and go through each of the policies that he's done that have caused the economy to go down. >> bill: final question, does mitt romney have to say, because you know the president is going to come after him -- look, here is what i'm going to phase out. some charitable stuff, some real estate stuff, does he have to do that or can he stay in the general area where he feels more comfortable? >> no. what he has to do is cast a vision that's a better alternative than the path we're on. >> bill: does that include specificity in those areas where the president is going to keep banging him and banging him and banging him, tell me, tell me, tell me? >> i don't think by and large it has to. there has to be a few specifics, but what he has to do is show that he offers a better way forward than the president does right now. >> bill: all right. mr. o'donnell, thanks very much. we hope you'll come back, by the way in a few days and assess what happened out there. all right? >> would love to. >> bill: directly ahead, the president counting on women to put him back in the white house. crowley and colmes on that. then, don imus this morning on the fox business channel. might enjoy this one, upcoming go! here it comes! right in the numbers. boom! get it! spin! oh nice hands! now this is my favorite play! oh! [ male announcer ] share what you love, with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're grrreat! >> bill: rock in a hard place segment. new poll has president obama leading mitt romney 49 to 45. the president's lead is primarily due to women voters. they're breaking for him 56-2 right now. while men favor romney 52-42. no question the obama campaign is targeting the ladies. >> i find such a champion in president obama and which is why i passionately support him, specifically because i'm a woman. >> he also has the story that i can tell my daughter because it shows that no matter where you start out, you can work hard and you can do whatever you put your mind to. >> it's a story that touches me and one that is very familiar to me with how i was raised, you know, and our mom was a single parent. she had spectacular dreams for herself and us girls. >> bill: with us now, fox news analyst monica crowley and alan colmes. where are women breaking for the president? >> barak obama is leeing hugely among unmarried women, but among married women, romney is actually leading by 6 to 8 points. that being said, the president does have overall a big lead among women and i think it's largely because he is had enormous success in trying to get women's attention after 2010. in 2008, he won women bay big majority. democrats then lost women in 2010 with the big republican surge and so over the last two years, he's done a couple of things. the bogus war on women, trying to freak women out about their birth control. he and his campaign put up the fictional life of julia, where women are dependent on government from cradle to grave. and just today, bill, organizing for america, obama for america, his campaign arm put a mental out to women saying, vote like your lady parts depend on it because they do. >> bill: lady parts. >> that's incredibly insulting. but this is how the democrats view women. >> bill: i thought de-- >> i have to be honest, i lawsuit lady parts was a band. >> bill: it is kind of shameless, even you have to admit it's kind of shameless, this whole thing is shameless. to appeal like they're some kind of thing in the wind to deny women their rights. >> it goes way beyond that. this is a president who signed the act, something romney acted like he didn't know what it was. >> bill: the lily ledbetter act. equal pay. >> that's right. okay. you can denounce it. >> bill: i'm not denouncing it. >> i think that's relevant. most of the violence against women act that romney acted -- said four years ago, i'm not familiar with it. you also had paul ryan who in his abortion bill, anti-abortion bill basically had the term forcible rape. you had a series of things that have knocked it down to the benefit of the republican -- >> bill: how big -- the country is divided, it's almost more people are pro-life than pro choice. it's like 52-48, according to the latest poll. among just women, do you know what the stat is? >> i don't know the specific stat. but die know without making the sweeping generalization, a lot of women do tend to be single issue voters. at least in the past. the economy is really changed that. >> bill: it's hurting everybody. >> but there are still a significant amount of women who tend to vote single issue on the abortion issue. and that's why traditionally -- >> bill: do they vote the other way, pro-life? >> there are a lot of men in particular who happen to be pro-life. >> bill: i don't know how much -- >> traditionally, the democrats have enjoyed a lead among women because unmarried women tend to be more dependent on the government. >> bill: here is what i care about. certainly the obama administration made a calculation to alienate the catholic church by forcing some of their agencies to cover birth control. all right. they didn't really care. they made the calculation. we don't really care if it tees off the catholics because we think we can get more currency with women. all right? whether they're catholic or noncatholic. so we'll do that. then the incredible, and i mean incredible sandra fluke situation where the woman's demanding that a birth control be paid for, all right, by other -- by colmes and me and you, all right, demanding -- not asking nicely, gentleman he, could you lend me nine bucks? no. you pay for it! and i was so outraged by this. and i still maintain that. i thought it was such a mistake. but it doesn't seem to be turning -- >> it hasn't hurt romney -- >> bill: it hasn't hurt obama. >> it hasn't helped romney. but the fact is again, it's the insurance companies paying for this. not the catholic church and obama is polling well among catholics. >> we're talking about the political calculus here. and like i said, he won women big in 08. lost them big in 2010. so he needed to get them back. hence all of this scare tactics. remember, look, it's so degrading to give this message to -- i agree, he's had a lot of success in these scare messages. but women's issues are every american's issues. jobs and the economy. that's something romney has to say i don't care if you're a man or woman. i'm going to give you a healthy jobs market. that rebounds to the benefit of everybody, men and women. >> is it degrading to say women want free stuff and they'll buy whatever obama puts out and they're not paying -- >> free birth control. >> is that significant to women that they vote because they want free stuff? >> bill: don't you think it was degrading for a 30-year-old georgetown woman demand that they -- >> i wouldn't use the word demand. >> bill: i thought she was going to set herself on fire if she didn't get it. >> she was fighting for the same kind of health care coverage that men have. >> bill: fighting for it. this is how out of touch i am. i thought that was a huge mistake and it has not turned out to be a huge mistake for the obama administration. >> among single women that, is true. >> bill: no, but look at how big they're breaking for him. >> but, remember, romney has a huge lead among men. he's got a lead among married women. remember, feminism was all about freedom for women. governor romney should say i'll give you more freedom than independence, women, especially out of government. no more dependence on government. >> it's white men really. >> bill: does it count or no? look, it's men, women. all right? okay. do we have to break it out? >> we're breaking out gender, we're breaking out different segments -- >> bill: the discussion is on. you, all of a sudden, put color in there. >> white men versus black. >> whatever. >> bill: yeah. >> whatever, let's talk about whatever on november 6. >> bill: do you like being white, colmes? >> i like being -- i am what i am, bill. it's from that show -- >> bill: i am what i am and that's all that i ever can be. the turtles sang that song. i don't think he likes me. i really don't. >> help me, america. >> bill: plenty borrow ahead. this earnings john stossel goes back to college and the results are bizarre, i must say. stossel will explain. then is it legal? update on a woman convicted of welfare fraud after winning a million dollars lottery, she's dead. reports comes with some risk, but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >> bill: john traveled to the university of north carolina where some incredibly dumb things are happening. for example, if you are a freshman student at unc, you can not call yourself a freshman because it's sexist. the freshman first year thing that we been talking about a little bit, you framed it as a free speech issue, which there is no policy as a free speech issue. >> political correctness issue. >> my view on it is even if, you know, helps one incoming first year feel less alienated on campus, it's a harmless change. you refer to it as disgain. i don't know, why the negative feeling towards a university policy of the official title of -- >> because enough is enough. i can't believe a woman would feel -- [ applause ] disrespected by being called a freshman. and i agree, we've had a sexist country when my daughter was born, i went through all the doctor seuss books and her children's books and changed the hes to sheas 'cause i didn't like it that they were all he's. but freshman? come on. >> bill: stossel joins us from washington. explain this to me, so you go down to chappell hill, go to the university of north carolina, but you're a freshman anymore. what are you? what is the term now? >> first year, you're first year student. >> bill: your not a freshman because it's freshman, man. that is sexist. >> i thought it was fresh human. but yes. some woman might feel dissed and you have to be very careful not to offend anyone. your show would be banned. >> bill: of course my show would be banned. did you know that in proper english, the masculine pronoun always takes precedent? did you know that? >> i did not. >> bill: yes. so therefore, when writing a literature at university of north carolina, you can use he when it is something that could be he or she. that's why god is referred to as a he, because nobody know what is god is, if it's a gender or anything. but i digress. >> i still think i did the right thing changing my daughter's children's books. >> bill: that was very politically correct. so you go down there and they don't want to use the word freshman. they have other stuff, all right. they don't -- you can go to jail if you give people advice on what to eat at the university of north carolina? >> no, that was in north carolina in general. a guy ran a blog offering a nutrition advice and the state board said no, you can't be giving advice on nutrition unless you have a license from the state. you could go to jail. >> bill: if i say i like so and so on tip of the day, i could be in cuffs shortly after day, the north north carolinaan authorities would come up and get me? >> that's their licensing laws. >> bill: let's get back to campus. if you're dating somebody on the campus, then you can't suggest that intimacy should happen? >> you can't implicitly or explicitly ask someone for sex. which raises the question, how do you get there? >> bill: are you going to answer the question? >> i don't know. i think if you have sex, it must be rape since you weren't allowed to -- >> bill: you can't overtly ask or even like -- how about a little wink? can you do that? >> apparently. >> bill: you can wink or you can't? 'cause that may be implicity, if i do that, i could be implying something. >> i'm sure totalitarian left would have an opinion because you would have to go before one of their tribunals. the truth is that they were -- >> bill: they have tribunals there? >> they rarely punish people for these things. but when you have all these rules and they have a civility code which would ban you, what it means is they use them to punish people they don't like and those are usually people like you. >> bill: tell me about the civility code at the university of north carolina. >> all speech must be civil. and that feels right. why not have nice speech? but the civil rights movement and the protests sitting on a lunch hall and refusing to leave on a lunch counter because they're racist, it's important not to be civil all the time. >> bill: if i go down there and i call somebody a pinhead, am i arrested by the campus police? >> you, according to their code, would be kicked out of school. >> bill: is that right? wow! >> probably wouldn't do it for pinhead. >> bill: wow. i bet you they would if it were me. i bet you they would. >> you do much worse. >> bill: the guys in "animal house" they're not going to the university of north carolina. that's not happening. that movie could have never been made if all the colleges had these. >> these codes are since animal house. in response to "animal house." >> bill: tell them time coming down if they don't knock it off. when we come right back, strange twist to a strange case of welfare fraud. the woman who committed it was a big lottery winner and now she's done. legal is next i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. 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>> lot of people do, but at least five cases are now in front of the supreme court by different plaintiffs saying, look, i was in a marriage, i was? a marriage. it was sanctified by the state. >> bill: are they all gay people? >> all gay people. right. now you feds, you can't take away my rights. >> bill: so all gay people, five different cases. >> five in front of the supreme court. 19 pend not guilty federal court. >> arthel: so the supreme court pick -- >> bill: so the supreme court picked one? >> they haven't picked any. >> bill: will they pick one? >> yes. >> bill: just one? >> no. my thinking is they'll president-elect obama put all of them together. the big soup can? >> right. >> bill: then guilfoyle, they'll deliberate on whether doma is constitutional? >> yes. they'll determine whether or not it violates the equal protection clause, thereby denying people who have been legally married in states and jurisdictions that allow it the benefits that accrue from being married. >> bill: so they'll most likely say it's unconstitutional? >> i think so based on the split. >> bill: when the supreme court says defense of marriage act is unconstitutional, then that let's every state decide for themselves? >> it's a state's right issue, but the supreme court will probably say. >> bill: one state said no, we don't want it here. >> that's prop 8. >> bill: okay. and then now we have that appeal heading toward the supreme court. that's separate one. >> that's the other part of this gay marriage act. >> bill: the state already decided we don't want it. >> and this lower -- >> bill: the supreme court has to decide whether the states have jurisdiction over the marital -- >> they don't got to decide anything. they don't have to take any of these cases. >> they could decline to take that up and say that was the will of the voters. that is a referendum. >> bill: what are the odds of that? >> i think they're going to take on doma, that's neat and clean and easy for them to handle, to say it's unconstitutional. the defense of marriage act will be struck town and they'll proceed -- >> bill: they can kick that back. >> because don't forget, the prop 8 case has only been heard by three judges. >> bill: i don't care about all that minutia, but to overturn a vote, legalize vote, the supreme court has to do that, it is a big deal. >> it is. >> bill: now, this is a very strange case. a woman in michigan convicted of welfare fraud, young woman. >> amanda clayton, 25 years old. >> bill: she win has million bucks. >> she does in the make me rich. >> bill: she gets a million dollars, but still keeps cashing her welfare checks and gets convicted of that. >> she pled no contest. she had six months of probation and she passed away from a drug overdose. >> bill: now she's dead. >> right. she was caught and on tape saying, they didn't take it away, so i figured i could still do it because i had a lot of bills to pay and i don't have much money after taxes 'cause i took a lump sum of 745,000 after taxes. >> bill: that's a lot of money. >> it's a loft money by anybody's standards, to be honest with you. it's a sad case because. >> bill: how did she die? >> drug overdose, it appears. >> bill: she took a drug overdose? >> right. >> so she's got all that money, she's still on food stamps. she's still trying to cheat the government. where does the money go? it looks like -- >> bill: she's a drug addict. >> right. >> bill: had it is an oxycontin thing sweeping the country. >> it's sad. 26-year-old woman. >> bill: and she had kids, right? n two children. >> bill: she's dead? >> what's going to half to her kids? >> bill: tell me about omar kadir, 26-year-old guantanamo bay, but not in guantanamo bay, he's in canada. >> he's from canada. >> bill: montreal canadians sign him? what is he doing there? >> he was a gitmo for ten years after he admitted to killing one of our sergeant first class in afghanistan. he then was -- after ten years in gitmo, he was given an eight-year sentence to be started now, okay? so it's not as if he can say i've been there ten years. so he's got the ten-year, plus almost eight years in canada. because he did this as a child, he was 15 at the time, we don't know how canada will treat this. >> bill: so they extradited him from guantanamo bay to canada, canadian citizen. now his father is dead because his father got killed because his father was a terrorist j right. >> bill: this kid is hard core kid. he threw this grenade at the u.s. soldier. what people in canada are worried about is that this guy is now there in prison in canada, civilian prison. they may let him out next year after one year. >> that's the were on. it's yen win concern because -- genuine concern because he's transferred from october of 2010 with the prosecutors and allowed to go to canada. >> bill: he pled guilty in return for that? >> exactly. if you send me to canada, i'll agree and do the time because guess what? he's thinking he may not have to do it. but u.s. officials have been guaranteed that in fact, he will serve out the eight. >> canadian authorities don't have to let him go after that. that's a possibility. but they don't have to. >> bill: we don't think that the canadian authorities are that crazy? >> no. they're going to honor their word. >> bill: because this is a dangerous guy. his family is all jihaddist. come on. >> eight years is short for them. >> bill: if he gets out, it will be a big story. ladies, thanks very much. we appreciate it. and we have a new deal for you. lis wiel's latest, out today. coincidence it's been released on the same day as "killing kennedy." if you buy it, we'll send you "darkness rising" free, two books. amazing promotion. check it out on billoreilly.com. reality check on deck. madonna explaining the black muslim president remark and i go hand to hand with imus. check moments away >> bill: back of the book segment, reality check, we begin with my early morning in support of "killing kennedy." check one. the book is out today. more than 1 million copies in the first printing. which is enormous in this age of kindle. usa today did a very fair piece on the book and you might want to check that out on usa today.org. national media is generally hostile to us, we did not send out review copies which is probably wise. i'd rather talk about the book face-to-face, which i did on imus today. >> mr. o'reilley, the book is "killing kennedy," the end of camelot. i've been humping it like i'm getting a piece of it for a couple of weeks. it's terrific. >> bill: thank you. i appreciate that. i'm glad you took the time to read it. >> i love it. here is where i am. oswald just arrived in mexico city and he's on his way to the cuban embassy. you know what i'm having problems -- i read everything off a computer now or off of a -- >> bill: sure. >> so holding a book, trying to get my reading glasses to work. >> bill: let me get this straight, you have trouble holding the book and putting the glasses on at the same time? >> no, no, getting it the right distance. >> bill: we might be able to hire people to do that for you. just hold it for you and turn the page. mr. imus, shall i turn the page? >> bill: i want to thank "fox & friends" for putting me on of the check two, last week we made fun of madonna for saying that there is a black muslim in the white house. after thinking it over for a phi days, she came up with this spin, quote, i was being ironic, yes, i know obama is not a muslim, though i know plenty of people in this country think he is. what if he were? point i was making is that a good man is a good man. no matter who he prays to. i don't care what religion obama is, nor should anyone else in america. lesson of the day. check three, far worst than madonna will ever be, snoop dogg. was openly smoking marijuana with his 18-year-old son. the despicable dog told a hollywood reporter, quote, my kids can do whatever the hell they want. for me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. a lot of mfers don't have a relationship with their kids and that's why they get on drugs. here is a clue, canine. your kids already on drugs. you know why? 'cause you're giving them to him. okay? congratulations. if if were up to me, i would have you arrested. check four, dave letterman really, really wants to book governor romney on his program. >> the current president, president obama, was on the show last week. the challenger, mitt romney has not been on the show. we have asked him to be on the show. we have -- any night, any time, short notice, whatever he wants, he can be on the show. he's got 39 days. now, i don't want to persuade anybody unnecessarily, but if he's not here in 39 days, don't vote for him. >> bill: no, not much of a chance that the majority of dave's audience will be supporting romney, but we do feel letterman's pain 'cause we're trying to get the governor on "the factor" as well. finally check five, because of all the interest in the upcoming debate this saturday evening between me and jon stewart, we put together a montage of past encounters. do you, jon stewart, have obama remorse? >> i think people feel a disappointment in that there was a sense that oh, jesus will walk on water and now you're looking like, oh, look that, it's just treading water. >> bill: you said he's let you down a couple of times when he didn't do a far left thing that you wanted. >> how far left am i? >> bill: it depends on the night. it depends on the ratings. >> you don't know much about me, do you. >> bill: and i don't want to. no, that's not nice. stewart it's nice to come in here. is there ever -- would there ever be a scenario where you could see not voting for barak obama and voting for a republican? >> sure. >> bill: and what would that be? what would barak obama have to be besides kicking you in the head? you're a stand up guy. >> your respect for me grows for leaps and bounds. you're like the grinch after he realized they don't need presents for christmas when you see me. >> bill: saturday's big events at george washington university, completely sold out. sold out in ten minutes. you can see it on the net for less than five bucks and half of that goes to charity. so please check out the rumble 2012. com. if you buy the show, you can watch it any time. that's the only way you'll see it. that is reality check. factor tip of the day, what should we do about the aarp? the tip, 60 seconds away. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain, or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can reverse copd spiriva helps me breathe better. (blowing sou) ask your doctor about spiriva. >> bill and, the only reason you and fox are questioning the polls is because romney is losing. >> when more democrats or republicans are polled, i have to look into that. no ideology involved. >> no problem. morris predicted mccain would win, but hedged his bet, saying obama could win if the young vote turned out, which it did. >> fox news analysts, including myself, are paid for honest assessments, not to root for anyone. it's fine foritous say we favor a certain candidate. that happens all the time. but we need to put forth honest opinions, not in the tank stuff. watch other networks for that. plenty of that. by the way, i never endorse political candidates because my job is to watch. >> it's on the way, sarah. another great deal. >> well, way to go, kirby. way to go. a shadow of your former self. >> interesting observation, nora. i think both the president and the governor are basically sincere men who are hiding their flaws. mr. obama will not tell voters that he essentially disagrees with the free marketplace competitive economy this has made the usa prosperous, especially since 1900. governor romney doesn't want to explain why he has changed core beliefs on obartion, health care, things like that. in the end, i am with you, i want honest politicians who explain themselves in a direct way. the guy who does that best tomorrow night will win the debate. and the tip of the day, over the years, we have had problems with the aarp, even though i am a member. on some issues, the group has been partisan left. so when they asked me to talk about "killing kennedy," i had to think about it. would they do an honest job? i decided to talk to them and they did do an honest job. check out aarp.org and type my name. it's an interesting discussion. i think you will like it. thru go. sometimes things work like that. sometimes, they do not. i am debating whether to tell you about one very big-name person who snubbed us... i know you want me to. 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good evening. >> good evening. on election day, poll workers will be asking voters can i see a photo i.d.? now voters do not have to show one. the ruling keeps the state's voter i.d. law intact. it just won't be enforced for this presidential election. court judge robert simpson is worried not enough people have them. he ruled, quote, i expected more photo i.d.s to have been issued by this time of the in the remaining five weeks before the general election, the gap between the photo i.d.s issued and estimated need he said will not be closed. opponents are thrilled. >> hallmark of our democracy is universal suffrage. we're known around the globe. that's one of the reasons we're admired. now in pennsylvania we are reasserting that view. it should not be difficult for people to vote. >> critics hope they could scuttle the law after the election. >> what are supporters saying? >> the chairman state republican party is disappointed. he says the ruling has delayed what he called a common sense reform that protects the sanctity of our electoral process. republican governor says he's happy the law was upheld and deputy secretary of state echoed that view. >> generally speaking, this is not a bad ruling. this is something thatt upholds the constitutionality of voter i.d., allows the law to be implemented in a modified manner so this is a really win-win for both sides. >> despite the ruling, voters in pennsylvania will have to show a voter i.d. in elections, just in elections after the one this november, bill. >> eric, thanks. here in new york. voters in another state battle ground state of ohio started casting ballots for president. some voters camped out there so they could become the first to vote. the buckeye state one of ten states where voting is now underway. you can see all of them here on this map. all told, some 34 states in dc allow voting before election day. governor mitt romney asking election officials in three states to extend the deadline for troops overseas to send in their absentee ballots. he said wisconsin, mississippi and vermont all missed last month's deadline to send the ballots to the troops. campaign staffers say they plan to send a similar letter to officials in michigan next. governor romney's running mate says he agrees with something that vice president joe biden said today in north carolina. team fox coverage from the trail coming up here a bit later on the fox report. first, a virtual army of border patrol agents, sheriffs investigators and the f.b.i. now combing the mexican border to find who ever shot and killed one of their own. it happened earlier today near the town of naco, southeast of tucson in a known drug smuggling corridor there. three border patrol agents were together when the shooting happened. the agent who died is nicholas ivy, 30 years old. another of the agents wounded, but expected to survive, and a third was unhurt. >> the f.b.i. is at the scene is investigating and is going to get to the bottom of this. >> all of this now not far from the border patrol station named for brian terry, the last agent fatally shot in the line of duty. investigators found guns linked to the failed weapons sting operation fast and furious at the scene where he died in 2010. william lajeunesse with the news live tonight in los angeles. william? >> bill, naco is a small, quiet border town until the sun goes down. for years it was the single busiest spot on the border and today it remain has major drug highway. early this morning, around 2:00 o'clock in the morning, three agents responded when a sensor or typically go off in a given area suggesting a line of illegals or smugglers were coming up a canyon. when agents arrived, gunmen opened fire, an apparent ambush. was was air lifted to tucson medical center in stable condition. another was patrolling on horseback, he was killed. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was born and raised in utah, joined the border patrol four years ago. he leaves behind a wife and two daughters. >> it's been a long day for us, but it's been longer for no one more than a wife whose husband is not coming home. >> the naco station covers about 1200 square miles, including 32 miles of arizona-mexican border. the fear is that the suspects reportedly up to four, made it across the border before this dragnet got fully underway. in the comparisons of agent terry are unavoidable. the weapons found at his murder scene were traced to the u.s. run scandal we know as operation fast and furious. many involved in that scandal fear the same could be true here. however, deputies say in this case, no weapons were recovered and no suspects are in custody. we'll tell you the search continues. bill? >> what a tragedy that is. william lajeunesse working that story in los angeles. thank you. >>> some internal state department documents now giving us a closer look at how u.s. officials handle security in libya. only two months before the attack on our consulate in benghazi, which killed four americans. fox news has obtained news documents just as two top republican lawmakers sent a letter to the secretary of state hillary clinton. in that letter, darrell issa and jason chain asked how much the department knew about at least a dozen threats to our ambassador. what else are these lawmakers saying here? >> accounts from whistle blowers, top republicans claiming at least 12 security related incidents before the consulate attack, including this rpg attack in benghazi on june 11. the targeting of the british ambassador is part of a growing body of evidence that the al-qaeda affiliate in north africa was active and seeking targets. the letter from the oversight committee reads in part, quote, the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security. the mission in libya was denied these resources by officials in washington. >> i think it's fair to say that we are still working through what we have in the building in terms of documentation, in terms of information about what we knew, who glue it, when they knew and that's part of the process we have to go through. >> hearing is scheduled for the time when witness also testify about the alleged warnings. >> you have new documents that appear to back that up? >> well, these letters obtained exclusively by fox news suggest the state department refused to get involved in a dispute between blue mountain libya, the security license holder in libya, and its operations partner, blue mountain u.k. that taped and provided the local guards. when the libyans tried to bring in an american contractor to improve security of the consulate, a state department contract officer shut it down in a july 10 letter that reads in part, quote, the u.s. government is not required to mediate any disagreements between the two parties of the blue mountain libya partnership. both parties must agree to change key personnel. the contract terms and conditions preclude subcontracting. there was no immediate response from blue mountain. k. to fox's request for comments. asked about the security dispute, the team told fox they would look into it further and i would note that july 10 letter said the state department was satisfied with the performance on security to date. bill? >> more report o'clock on this. i'm certain. thank you. >>> federal government now moving forward with a controversial multi million dollar deal to buy a prison in the state of illinois. the government had previously considered using that facility, the thompson correctional center, as an alternative to the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. the white house says that's not part of the plan anymore, but critics are not buying it. >> the concern is that the justice department, after the election, may very well move people from guantanamo bay into the topson prison or the super max and move people from super max to the thompson prison. >> one chairman said no. we asked him why. he told us, he said, they're going to put guantanamo bay detainees there. we showed him where the law specifically prohibits putting guantanamo bay detainees in this prison. he said no, i don't believe that. >> even though the white house denies it, one republican source says some of the language in the paperwork leaves the door open for gitmo prisoners to be moved. meanwhile, supporters of the decision say it's also going to bring more than 1100 jobs to the state as of today. >>> we are learning about yet another case of airplane seats coming loose on an american airlines flight. now the company answers questions about whether or not this was an act of sabotage. plus, less than a week ago, crews were digging yet again, acting on a tip about the whereabouts of union boss jimmy hoffa. so did they find him? that's ahead here on the fox report. 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[ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. >> bill: american airlines now checking dozens of planes for problems after passengers seats came loose on three different flights. all the planes affected are 757s. at least two of the flights had to make emergency landings after the seats came loose. an american airlines representative says the carrier is now checking 47 planes for problems. nobody hurt, but a lot of questions about why this is happening in the first place. >> i think the faa needs to look at this incident. i think the aircraft owners and lease owners need to look at this incident and they need to get with american airlines management and see what's going on. >> bill: the airlines union employees have been protesting upcoming layoffs and cuts in benefits and pay, but an american airlines spokeswoman says the loose seats are not the result of sabotage. trace gallagher live in our west coast news hub. american is talking about this and indicating that it knows where the problem is here. where is that? >> yeah. in fact, american flew engineers and technicians from their tulsa maintenance facility up to jfk to inspect these 757s with the loose seat problems and what they focused on was the track that kind of holds the seat secure and found something called a saddle clamp, which is on the legs of the seats. it was improperly installed. now, this type of clamp was used on 47 of america's 105, 757s, which is why they are now checking all of those. american issued a statement that reads in part, quoting here: the issue does not seem to be tied to any one maintenance facility or any one work group. indicating that mistakes here, there might have been a series of them down the line. >> bill: what about the mechanics? they're saying they are not the ones to blame, huh? >> yeah. the transport workers associatiois very upset. in fact, they delivered a very stiff statement about this saying it's not our fault. they go into issue the statement that says, quote, much of the work related to seat installation on american airlines has been done by an outside firm called timco rather than maintenance personnel employed by the airline. problems related to seats are less likely a labor problem but rather a management issue related to outsourcing work to third party facilities. timco says it's investigating this and american airlines will only say that american's pilots were the last ones to touch those seats. former faa official says somebody dropped the ball. listen. >> people pass out when they hit 4 g's. these seats are designed to stand 16 go's worth of force. so when you look at crashes, it's almost unheard of you will see a seat that popped out of the aircraft frame in this case, they had a bunch of seats that popped out. the inspections on those 757s should be completed by sometime tomorrow, bill. >> bill: scary moment for the folks on board. thank you, trace. >>> two trains collided with semi trucks at two different locations in california. the latest i want happened yesterday afternoon near fresno. a truck driver in the hospital, but investigators say he will survive. and the three people on the freight train are said to be unhurt. that came a few hours after an amtrak train collided with a truck just about ten miles away. we reported on that last night during the fox report. amtrak spokeswoman says 39 people were injured there and among them, a newborn baby thrown from his mother's arms. >> the seat in front of us was literally ripped out and fell on top of him. so i had to lift the seat up and dig under the debris and i found him in his car seat. >> bill: investigators say the crossing gate was down and warning signals were functioning when the collision took place. >>> some encouraging news from u.s. auto makers. chrysler today reporting it had the best september sales month since before the recession. the nation's smallest auto maker reports that sales jumped about 12% last month and that it sold more than 142,000 vehicles, the most in any september since 2007. the other two members of the big three did not fair quite as well. general motors september sales up .5%. ford reports sales flat. several foreign auto makers absolutely crushed last month. volkswagen claims sales were up. toyota up 42%. amid new evidence western punishments are hurting iran's economy, the president in tehran openly mocking israel's leader after the prime minister marked a red line on that bomb drawing of the u.n. last week. plus, winter is fast approaching and this year blizzards and other big storms will get their own names just like a hurricane. this is a little less official. the details ahead here on the fox report. >> bill: iran's president taking a swipe at the israeli prime minister's attempt to rally the international world against tehran. last week at the u.n. general assembly here in new york, the prime minister held up this diagram of a bomb as he called on world leaders to set a red line on iran's nuclear program. iranian president, ahmadinejab, calling the drawing childish, primitive, and insulting. chief fox report correspondent jonathan hunt joins us now. the iranian president accusing the israeli leader of war mongering. what was that all about? >> remember president ahmadinejab spoke at the general assembly last week before the israeli prime minister, netanyahu. this was in a sense, ahmadinejab's response and he responded as he so often does, by hurling insult after insult at the israeli leader and the israel as a country. in general, he mocked that cartoonish-like bomb, as you saw that prime minister netanyahu used as a visual prop in his speech and then mocked israel's threats to attack iran's nuclear facility. listen. >> my war, whoever talks of war is retarded. whoever talks of war is condemned. suddenly their psychological war is undermined, red lines and white line, black line and the like is for children. this is the level of this guy's character. it appeared that his drawing was not good. he got it drawn bay machine. his drawing will get better if he practices more. >> responses we are used to from him. he also went on to say that iran's nuclear ambitions are purely for peaceful purposes, but of course, bill, iran continues to refuse to let those u.n. weapons inspectors in to verify that point. >> bill: there are signs that you have here that the sanctions that have been put in place against the iranian government are working. >> yeah. this is really interesting. iran's currency has lost close to 40% of its value in just the last week alone. it is now at record lows. president ahmadinejab effectively conceded that the sanctions are working today by saying that this is all part of the psychological warfare, as he put it, that the u.s. and the west are conducting against iran. but it does give some credence to those claims we've heard again and again from obama administration officials that the sanctions are beginning to bite and they should be given more time. >> bill: interesting. thank you. good to see you tonight. >>> the boat crash that killed 38 people now at the center of a criminal investigation. police in hong kong arresting seven crew members after a ferry and a large boat slamming into each other late yesterday. at least four children among the many victims there. officials say it appears the crew members on both vessels failed to follow proper procedure. but still no word on exactly what caused that crash. >>> jimmy hoffa is still out there somewhere. police in detroit say they've gotten back the results of tests from a suburban backyard. they were taking samples after a tipster said he thought he saw somebody bury a body 35 years ago. the question was, could it have been the former teamsters boss who disappeared in 1975? well, now we know it's not him. not only that, tests reveal nobody is buried in that backyard. no trace of human decomposition at all. so we go now back to square one. >>> president obama and governor romney let their running mates do the talking today while the guys at the top of that ticket get ready for their very first debate tomorrow night. republicans say the vice president, joe biden, has given governor romney some new ammo for that debate on night number one. we'll hear from both sides. you can take away the car keys, but how do you keep somebody from driving drunk when they're on a horse? oh, yeah. that's coming up. on the fox report. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media promotions that turn fans into customers... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. >> bill: we are about to get more personal with our snow storms here in america. the weather channel has announced it will assign names to the most intense winter storms beginning this year. this is coming from the tv network. not the national weather service, which already names hurricanes out of florida. but one expert says giving each big snow storm a name should help raise public awareness of the dangerous weather. and a weather channel apparently going with a greek and roman theme. the first three storms will be athena, brutus and caesar. ab and c. i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. governor romney's campaign is calling it a stunning admission from the vice president, joe biden. he was campaigning in the state of north carolina today and he said this about governor romney's tax plan. >> how they can justify, how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> bill: did you catch that? the middle class that's been buried over the past four years. the vice president also saying that former president george w. bush is the one to blame, but a romney campaign spokeswoman says, quote, under president obama, the middle class has suffered from crushing unemployment, rising prices and falling incomes. they can't afford to be buried for four more years. and the republican vp nominee, paul ryan, weighed in during a rally on this same topic late today in iowa. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle class over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need romney in denver, colorado. before we get to carl, we want to go to ed henry live with the president in las vegas tonight's. how is the prep going for the big deal tomorrow night? good evening. >> it's been hours of debate prep. it's been intense. they're being very tight lipped about what the president is doing to practice. but he tried to get out today from the resort he's staying at in henderson, nevada. he went to the hoover dam for the first time in his life. maybe get a fresh air or do thinking before tomorrow's first showdown face-to-face with mitt romney. interesting, you mentioned vice president biden was speaking for the president, kind of slipped up by suggesting the middle class has been buried the last four years. so he clarified. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and ryan supported as bill clinton said all they're suggesting when he's asked about this and he's the best, he made the comment, he said, what they're proposing is bush economic policies on steroids. >> now, the president also visited here in nevada, one of his local campaign offices with volunteers. he said the sessions have been so intense that it feels like homework to him, almost like cramming for a final exam. >> bill: republicans are not giving up. six electoral votes. everyone is important, right, ed? >> that's right. some of mitt romney's key surrogate have been here shadowing the president while he does debate prep. yesterday it was ann romney. i saw matt romney was appearing with marco rubio, one of the rising stars from florida. he's here to help turn out the hispanic vote in navy nevada. i sat down with him for an exclusive one on one. he said republicans should calm down about the polls. he believes that mitt romney's going to have a strong debate and he said the message should be very simple. take a listen. >> my pitch to voters is simple. we can't afford four more years of barak obama. we can barely afford four more months. if we have four more years of barak obama, we can't wait four years for people to find jobs or our houses to be worth what we paid for them. we can't wait four years for our kids to find job when is they graduate college. we can't wait for four more years. we can't afford it. >> marco rubio told me he thinks mitt romney, having a chance tomorrow night for the first time ever to be on the same stage with the president of the united states in his words, will crystallize the choice for voters. i think that's about the only thing the obama camp agrees with as well. >> we're about to get going on this, thanks. >>> shepard smith and the fox report in studio b teams are live in denver tomorrow night for the big debate. you can also watch bret baier and megyn kelly in prime time, just tick before 9:00 o'clock tomorrow night eastern time right here on the fox news channel. >>> governor romney, meanwhile, is also hunkered down getting ready for the debate and republicans say vice president joe biden just gave him some great new material. team fox coverage continues. carl cameron live in denver. can we expect to hear more about who buried whom regarding the middle class tomorrow night? >> well, sure. of course, mitt romney would love to use that, but his campaign and republicans across the country have already jumped on it like a loose football. the surrogates have been cast with hammering assault day tomorrow. it is the romney campaign's belief that once again joe biden has shown why he's the gift that keeps on giving the gop more gifts with this remark that the middle class has been buried in the last four years when president obama has been in charge. there will be plenty of that rhetoric and the romney campaign believes it really does sort of set the stage better than just about anything when it comes from the vice president and they can use that as a jumping off point to indict the last four years of the obama agenda and say the romney proposals to change the economic future and create jobs are the right solution. the president is adding more of the same. notwithstanding the obama campaign and democrats assertion that it is the republicans that created the mess. >> bill: what is this thinking about governor romney's biggest concern when he is on stage tomorrow night at that podium? >> there are two things they're worried about. the now infamous remark about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes captured on videotape from earlier this year at a fund raiser in florida. they are worried about that. mr. romney has been working on ways to address the idea that he's actually running to be president for 100% of the nation. and mr. romney has frankly complained several times in recent weeks that what he's worried about is the president will misrepresent he, mr. romney's positions. the governor of massachusetts complained the romney campaign distorted his position on abortion, taxes auto bailout and other things. one of the things they're prepared for is that rhetoric coming from the president and how mr. romney would call him out for lying to the public or being deceptive. a lot of that is going to play out. it's not just a battle of facts. both mr. obama and romney will come well prepared for that. it's how they conduct themselves, how they come across to viewers and a lot of that's very, very personal. frankly, you can't really rehearse it. that's what makes the anticipation so high. the expectation game so important, it's the unscripted moment that people are watching for. bill? >> bill: 50 million plus americans watching four years ago. huge audience. >>> 25-year-old who graduated from college earned a law degree and passed the florida bar exam. now fighting to get his law license. the problem was and is, he's an illegal immigrant. he came to the u.s. with his parents at the age of nine on a visitor's visa and when that expired, they never left. now he's hoping to convince the florida supreme court to let him practice law, even though he's undocumented. at a hearing today, the justices appeared skeptical, questioning whether they have the authority to do so since it's against federal law. they also talked about delaying a decision to see if the man gets a work permit under president obama's new immigration policy which grants temporary legal status to some undocumented immigrants. it is not clear when the justices will rule on this case in florida. >>> a man on horseback rode past cars in the streets and police say he was drunk and refused to stop. our top story on a fox trip tonight across america. florida, surveillance video from an intersection south of jacksonville shows the horse gallon lop across the road. moments later, a police car follows. >> i see a horse come out of a road, riding on u.s. 1 that had to be 20 cop cars. >> bill: cops followed the guy for more than half an hour ordering him to dismount. he finally did once the horse was exhausted. >> probably one of the funniest things i've ever seen in my life. >> bill: police did not think so. they arrested the rider, but say the horse is okay. >>> michigan. 11 fire departments responded when a city block went up in flames in a small town south of grand rapids. the county clerk says the structures date back to 1887. firefighters say the damage may be too much and the historic buildings might have to come down. >>> minnesota. a camera in a police detox center shows an officer pummeling a man in a wheelchair. that man apparently intoxicated, swiped at the officers face first. then the cops unleashed a flurry of blows. eventually knocking him over backwards in his wheelchair. that officer now on administrative leave while the police department investigate. >>> that's a fox watch across america. >> bill: police busting a couple of corrections officers at a jail for letting some of the inmates go on unsupervised beer runs. according to court documents, one prisoner said the officers let him go to a nearby store to buy chips and brewskis early year this year. one allowed to leave was sentenced to 40 years. this happened at the only jail in american samoa, u.s. territory in the pacific ocean. >>> a battle over sports betting rules in new jersey. why some of america's biggest professional and college sports organizations say it is just not fair. plus, seven years after a single devastating pitch, cut short his promising career, a baseball player gets a second crack at the big leagues. his story is ahead tonight on the fox report tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about that 401(k) you picked up back in the '80s. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like a lot of things, the market has changed, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and your plans probably have too. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at charles schwab, we'll give you personalized recommendations tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 on how to reinvest that old 401(k). tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 so talk to chuck tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and bring your old 401(k) tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 into the 21st century. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 rollover your old 401(k) tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 to a schwab ira tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and you can receive up to $600. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 see schwab.com tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 for terms and conditions. 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"it's what happens when you go further." >> bill: the four major u.s. sports leagues president ncaa now accusing the state of new jersey of hypocrisy over its proposed sports betting law. that law would allow betting on sports in places such as atlantic city as early as december. but not on new jersey college teams or college games applied played in new jersey. that would mean no gambling on rutgers, princeton, seton hall and others. nor on the teams they play at home. the sports leagues and the ncaa, suing to block the law call it ridiculous. federal law only allows sports bet not guilty four states, nevada, delaware, oregon, and the state of montana. new jersey governor chris christie has vowed to break that law, saying sports betting could bring much needed revenue into the garden state. >>> meanwhile, there may not be any pro hockey on which to gamble this year anyway. the league and the players union broke off talks to end the lockout that threatens to cancel the entire season. the two sides fighting over how to split up the league's revenue among a few other matters, it's almost the same thing that happened to the nfl just about a year ago. the union and the league met today in new york city, but each side reported no progress. later this week, we could learn whether or not the league will postpone the beginning of the season and today new jersey's two senators warning the lockout could be bad for the state's economy. life's going to throw you curve balls, or fast balls in the back of the head. those words from the baseball players now getting a second chance tonight after his major league bay do you began and ended without a single swing of the bat. back in 2005, former chicago cubs outfilled on aer adam greenberg, stepped up for his first big league at bat against the florida marlins. the very first pitch, a 92 miles an hour fast ball that knocked the helmet off of his head and sent him to the floor and then the hospital. >> caught right up under my helmet, so it made direct contact with my skull, and it felt like my head split open. i grabbed my held immediately. it really felt like it split. i was scared. >> bill: you can only imagine. for years, greenberg suffered multiple side effects from the hit and struggled to break back out of the minors. but that all changed last week when the now miami marlins signed him to a one-day deal to play in tonight's game against the new york mets. steve harrigan live from miami marlins park. steve hit by his very first pitch. vertigo, double vision. did adam greenberg ever give up on the sport that he grew up on and loved? >> adam greenberg says since his boyhood, he had always dreamed of playing as a major league baseball player and says despite seven years of waiting and the hard injuries, he said he never gave up on that dream and the more you hear this young man talk, you realize he is someone with a remarkable attitude. >> i was at a low point a few times. but always realizing that there is light at the end and no matter what, you have two choices, you can stay down and just feel sorry for yourself or get up and keep going. >> greenberg behind signed a one-day contract for this game with the miami marlins. but he says at 31, he's still hoping to sign on full time with a team for next season, bill. >> bill: he's gotten some help with his comeback. what's happened there? >> a huge on-line drive by a film maker who says he's been inspired by greenberg hopes to get him another at bat. he said the inspiration came after watching a movie. >> i was watching "field of dreams" with my wife and she brought up the character moonlight graham. she said he felt sorry for him. i'm like, moonlight graham? he has nothing on adam greenberg. so i started telling her the story of the she started asking me a few questions and i realized, wait a minute. adam is ohm like 29, 30 years old. i want to see what type of shape he's in. he was still playing with the blue fish. so i thought, you know, he can still play. >> rick: seven years ago, adam greenberg got hit by a pitch in his only plate appearance. that does not count as an official at bat that. could change as he appears as a pinch hitter and finally seven years later, gets that at bat. back to you. >> bill: our best to him. it's great story. thank you. steve harrigan live in miami. >>> a series of explosions rocking capitol city after a warehouse full of racing fuel catches fire. that's our top story as we go around the world tonight in 80 seconds. canada. thick black smoke poured from the building in winnipeg and then a massive fire ball. >> all of a sudden we seen a big red ball of fire going up in the sky and then the second one and explosions. >> the whole sky was black. everything was black and next thing i know, it was just bang, bang. >> bill: authorities evacuated about 100 homes as firefighters battled the flames throughout the night. nobody hurt. >>> peru. a bus full of passengers plunged hundreds of feet off a cliff, killing at least 22 people. the bus was on a rural road in a northern province. survivors and witnesses reportedly say the driver was going too fast. >>> nepal, army officials worked alongside civilians to search for victims of a dead deadlylandslide. it killed at least six people and workerser look for eight others. heavy rain hampered the search. >>> china, paragliders from eight countries came to a southwestern province to jump off a mountain more than 7,000 feet high. competitors showed off their skills on the way down with moves like helicopters and infinity tumbles, all part of the city's third international tournament. and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. a guiness world record holder created a brand-new record for cracking coconuts with his head. the guy from india set out to break 20 right of way ones by slamming them on the front of his dome. he managed to bust 18 in as many seconds. earning a spot in the asia and india book of records, he made the guiness book in march, breaking 85 coconuts with his head. his elbow, his knee, and the palms of his hands. that's going to leave a mark. >>> a mother in japan made her two-year-old girl an internet star using the sleeping baby as the centerpiece for art work. this time lapsed video shows the woman creating a scene around her daughter. she uses only clothing and other household items placing them carefully around the toddler before taking a picture. her book of 200 sleeping infant photos became an amazon japan best seller weeks after publication. sweet. >>> the nation's record drought causing a water fight in the west. now the state of colorado pleading with the feds to build a long stalled water storage project. not everybody is hot on that idea. we'll get a live report on what's happening there in a moment. plus, distressing news about the world's largest living organism. wait until you hear how quickly scientists say australia's great barrier reef has shrunk by half. that's all ahead here tonight's on the fox report. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. >> bill: a chinese company now suing president obama for refusing to allow the firm to buy wind farms here in the u.s. the president says the farms are too close to a u.s. navy base in oregon and could be a national security risk in that state. the company's lawyers claim the president went too far, but they admit it's going to be tough winning a lawsuit against the commander in chief. legal experts say he has a lot of leeway when it comes to national security. >>> the governor of colorado urging the feds to speed up water storage projects. following the drought that dried up more than half the country. the idea of more storage is to increase the supply of a critical resource, but opposition from environmental groups, one factor delaying many of those projects. colorado, of course, just one of several u.s. states suffering from the worst drought to hit the nation in about 50 years. now more from denver. good evening. >> good evening, bill. specifically the governor here is asking the president in the army corps of engineers to get these water storage projects going now, one that's been in the pipeline for decades. >> it's been proposed in some form or another 20 years ago. we've been in the environmental permitting process for formal piece of this for the last ten. >> it would be a major new reservoir in this valley in northern colorado serving seven of the ten fastest growing cities in the state. >> but it has been decades since this state has really built the infrastructure that is needed for the future. >> this year's record drought has focused attention on the most precious resource in the western u.s. >> water is the life blood of the west, southwest, colorado. >> with populations booming and the permitting process for proposed water projects proceeding at a crawl, governor wrote in a letter to president obama and the corp., quote, colorado is at a critical juncture. forge ago more secure future for water flies critical to both our economy and the national environment. >> the reservoir projects are trying to take the last legally allowed drop of water out of the rivers. we're saying no, stop now. >> now, walkner says what western states need to do is think about conservation, recycling and growth management. but supporters of new reservoirs say while that sounds nice, it's really not realistic when you think about the amount of growth this part of the country is expected to go through and is going through now, bill. >> bill: back to this letter. has the governor heard back from the president regarding that letter? >> we reached out to the governor's office today about that specific letter and we were told that they might not get back to us for a while because of the debate going on today. but i can tell that you recently in a drought conference, the governor did bring up the fact that we could be looking at eight, ten to 20 million people in the future in this state alone and ultimately we could be looking at a capacity problem in what the water storage here can handle. bill. >> bill: a busy town that is denver, colorado. >> yes. >> bill: half of the only living organism visible from space has disappeared, they say, in only 30 years. that's according to a new report from the australian researchers. they claim the massive great barrier reef lost 50% of its coral, scientists say storms did much of the damage. but also blame a type of star fish known as the crown much thorns which feeds on coral. researchers warn current conditions may cut the coral recover in half again in the next ten years. >>> compete not guilty a downhill skateboarding event, dangerous enough. but when a deer gets in your way while cruising at 40 miles an hour, it can get a lot worse. watch here. a high speed collision with mother nature and that deer next on the fox report. turkey breast with stuffing is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. 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bill: guys, thank you. want to get to a fox news alert now. a deadly workplace shooting in minneapolis. police say a gunman opened fire at a business that killed four and turned the gun on himself. one. victims reportedly the owner of that company. witnesses describe the scene as chaotic. >> at about four or five shots it seemed like. then there was a little pause. i heard a couple two or three more shots. sounded like maybe pretty powerful gun. bill: what we're learning about this today. we'll get a live report a bit later today here in our show. first i want to start with this ongoing story. there are new questions as a chorus of lawmakers demand answers from the white house on the deadly assault on the consulate in libya. we learned more by the day on that. i'm bill hemmer. welcome on a friday edition of "america's newsroom.". martha: good morning. welcome everybody at home. i'm martha maccallum. for days the obama administration insisted the assault was a protest that got out of hand. fox news confirmed u.s. intelligence did indeed know it was a terror attack of 24 hours of that evening. bill: yesterday the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details will come out after it wraps up. we learned yesterday not one fbi agent has stepped foot in fwauz gauze in the 17 days since the attack because things are too dangerous. u.s. officials internally labeled the deadly raid on the consulate within a day so they could unlook military force it fight the terrorists. administration is stalled and defending their decision to initially deny what happened in benghazi was a terrorist attack with press secretary jay carney saying yesterday every step of the way the information that we have provided to you and the general public about the attack in benghazi has been based on the best intelligence we've had and the assessments of our intelligence community. carney also told reporters even though the president still not publicly called this a terrorist attack, since he is are obama's spokesman, and he gave it that label we should all know what the commander-in-chief thinks it was. bill: so now we're hearing from democrats who demand answers from the administration. what are they saying, peter? >> reporter: 10 democrats and nine republicans on the senate foreign relations committee chaired by democrat john kerry wrote the state department, they want to know if the u.s. had any intelligence a possible attack and if security forces assigned to our missions were well-equipped and what the forces did to protect personnel when they came under fire. one republican on the committee says the story right now just does not add up. >> the responses have been, have been varying degrees of what's happened. we have not been told clearly what has happened and i think the window has closed. now this is turning into something not short of benghazi-gate. >> reporter: many leaders on capitol hill were briefed by intel and administration officials days after the attack but were told the focus of the briefings was the anti-islam video, not terrorism and some of those leaders are not pleased about that. bill: i bet. peter doocy following that today on a friday. thanks. martha. martha: a majority of people are not happy with the way president obama handled the situation in libya. look at brand new fox news polls we've got in. 43% of likely voters say they disapprove how the white house dealt with the story surrounding this whole attack. 39% say they approve and 17% are still unsure what they think about the whole thing. we'll have more on that later. this fox news alert for you. we are just getting word republican presidential nominee, governor mitt romney will speak with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at some point today. president obama has taken heavy criticism not meeting with netanyahu while he was in the states to visit the general assembly. he drew a line making a case that iran is reaching nuclear point of no return but netanyahu laid out his vision for peace in the region. >> we want to see the three great religions that sprang fourth from our region, judaism, christianity and islam coexist in peace and mutual respect. yet the medieval forces of rad call islam who you saw storming american embassies of the middle east, they oppose this. they seek supremacy over all muslims. martha: david lee miller live at the united nations. david, what has been the reaction to that speech? >> reporter: martha one thing worth noting soon after prime minister netanyahu spoke mitt romney issued a statement essentially endorsing and echoing the remarks of the prime minister. romney joined the prime minister's call for a middle east progress of peace and he joined the call to prevent what he called the gravest threat. by that he meant a nuclear armed iran. now yesterday the israeli prime minister met with secretary of state hillary clinton. the u.s. position has remained the same though. the united states saying that it is not drawing any red lines. secretary clinton saying we are not setting any deadline. she also said the sanctions seem to be having an effect. martha, again worth noting, one israeli official speaking in jerusalem is fearful that the iranians may take some comfort in the u.s. position and may use the u.s. position to buy more time, possibly to build a nuclear bomb. martha? martha: that is troublesome. also syria, of course is such a part of this whole die namic. that is on the agenda at the u.n. what do we expect there? >> reporter: that's right. there will be a meeting today sort of on the sidelines of the general assembly. it will be hosted by secretary of state hillary clinton. it is a meeting of the friends of syria. it will be attended by ministers of some 20 countries. the purpose of this meeting essentially to show support for the syrian opposition and to address the humanitarian concerns. the risch shan foreign minister is going to speak today. likely he will talk about syria. the russian foreign minister said yesterday russia is not going to offer asylum to the syrian president, bashar assad if that is sought. he also said russia is not pressuring assad to step down. martha, one statistic that is very disturbing. since monday, since the start of the general assembly this week, 489 people have been killed in syria because of that ongoing conflict. today we'll hear russia address it but unlikely we'll see any resolution anytime soon. martha: tragic and press, pressing event and on going store. david lee, thank you very much. bill:. dmort fox news alert. fiscal model is in place for parts of europe. france's new socialist government unveiling plans for a 75% super tax. stuart varney host of "varney & company", fox business network. glad you're happy you left 35 years ago. what's up? >> germany is telling france hey, you got to get that budget deficit under control, big budget deficit is verboten the socialist president of france, francois hollande, tax the rich, not so rich, capital gains, profits, you name it, there will be a big new tax. on upper end of income every dollar over a certain level the french government will take 75 cents. rip it right out of your hand. 75 cents on the dollar. more than $200,000, they take 45 cents on the dollar, almost half. bill, this is a massive gamble because france's economy is dead flat, teetering on recession. 10-year high for unemployment and france puts in place huge tax increases. bill: i'm reading the two measures bringing around half a billion euros. >> that's it. >> what will that do for them? >> not much. there are other taxes as well which will bring in a total they think of 20 billion euros. bill: higher tax rates on dividends? >> dividends, capital gains, dividends, profits, reinvestment of capital, interest you name it. bill: here is a query for you. are they cutting spending at all? >> by about $10 billion euros. $20 billion worth of tax increases. $10 billion worth of spending cuts gives you a 30 billion euro reduction they think in the budget deficit. bill: well on the spending cuts, how much resistance was there? >> there is going to be a lot of resistance. in france there is really a cradle to grave security system and the state is at the very center of the economy. when the state starts cutting into to spending, cutting down on spending, there will be some resistance and it will be seen on the streets. bill: do you expect the wealthy to flee? >> yes. france will no longer be a capital of financial business. those people will move to london where the high tax rate is much lower. and the francois hollande will not exempt football soccer stars. so they will pay it a as well. they may migrate to other european teams where the tax rate is lower. bill: makes sense. stuart, see you 10 minutes on fbn. have a great weekend. >> i will. bill: bye-bye. martha: we'll see how this works out for them based on what stuart is telling us. france's newest income tax rate proposal puts it at the top of the list of countries with highest individual tax rates. as stuart was just saying that may cause a fleeing of many people from france. britain and japan also up there. they have 50% top tax rates. the u.s. has a 35% rate for the highest brookket. bill: how about that? good cheese and good bread. martha: a lot to pay for it. bill: by the way, how dark is it outside here? martha: it is pouring rain behind us in new york city. bill: like dark at night. martha: you can stay in here with us too and keep dry. we have a packed show ahead of us here. this question for you this morning, is there a bias in the media against governor romney? we'll show you some very interesting takes on this. voters are now speaking out about it and we've got a a fair and balances debate on it straight ahead. bill: what about policies coming out of washington and the white house? are they working whether the economy or the middle east? what needs to change? mike huckabee is here on that today. martha: how about this? lawmakers now from both sides of the aisle are demanding some answers from the white house. what happened that night in benghazi and why was the white house so reluctant to call it terrorism? some are seriously questioning the president's foreign policy. you will be surprised who they are. >> he does not understand american exceptionalism. he does not believe that america should lead. and all of these things flow from that. ♪ you do ♪ something to me ♪ that nobody else could do martha: well it was a heroes welcome for the nfl's real referees. watch. >> the regular officials are back. this was the scene an hour ago as they came out of the tunnel to a standing ovation. martha: this is great, right? did you see, look at this. hello, we're home. we're back. they returned to the field as they said there. standing ovation at last night's baltimore-ravens, cleveland browns game. the lead referee said it was good to be back. the cheers from the baltimore crowd quickly turned to boos. when the refs made a call ends if the home team. things were pretty much back to normal. there was no headline making gaffe like the touchdown call by the replacements as we like to call them during monday's green bay-seattle game. bill: i thought they would give them slack until sunday afternoon. first quarter at baltimore. essential question for the campaign of the president. stay the course with president obama or go with governor romney. brand new fox polling shows this. a largely percentage of the likely voters believe the country's policies need to change. governor mike huckabee, former governor of arkansas and host of "huckabee". what does that tell you? >> it shows how dissatisfied people are. when you get to 75%, who is the 25% who thinks we're doing things right? where do they get their information? but it's bad news because it shows that this is not a partisan divide. you have independents, democrats and republicans that have to somehow make up that 75%. so it's clear whatever the policies are of the obama administration, they're not popular. bill: when you look at this phrase, many policies, that could be a number about of things in all honesty. >> sure. bill: what i think it tells you more than anything people are not happy. that goes to kind of a right track wrong track thing. >> why would they be happy? gasoline prices are twice what they were. national debt is skyrocketed to a point where they know they're hering. real earning power is down $3,000 per household that is down. not just stagnant. we're losing ground. people in the working class of this country know that. 8.7% decline in the capacity of earning between, for those 24 to 35-year-olds. those that had hope and dreams who voted for obama four years ago. they're seeing their economic futures decimated. there is a lot of people look at the overall picture, foreign policy, domestic policy, energy prices, job market, debt situation and something is not on track. that's what we're seeing. bill: this also stand out too. in our polling. when asked, which candidate would likely take the lead on world events, keep in mind what is happening with libya and throughout the arab world, governor romney is at 52%. president obama is at 36%. what explains that? >> i think it is explained explicitly what happened over last several weeks with libya and egypt and 30 other capitals where our embassies were targeted for attack. let's get blunt. no way to sugar coat this. we have been flat-out lied to. they know they lied. as if airplanes crashing into the world trade center said those were just accidents. anybody with two eyes and iq of plant life knows what happened in libya was not spontaneous reaction to a 13 minute video on youtube. it was a planned orchestrated attack led by terrorists, terrorists, bill. and this white house has to explain why it hasn't owned up to that. why it can't say it. i think frankly, if this issue really gets traction that it deserves, and let it say it deserves, go back. richard nixon was forced out of office because he lied. and because he covered some stuff up. i will be blunt and tell you this. nobody died in watergate. we have people who are dead because of this. there are questions to be answered and americans ought to demand to get answers. and it doesn't matter what the policies are. bill: you're 30 days out from here, under 40 days. how does libya factor in the national discussion? >> the bigger issue is not just what happened in libya. that is huge. the fact that an ambassador was assassinated is huge. the bigger issue, why didn't this white house, why did not this administration all of its various surrogates tell us the truth? they knew the truth. they just didn't tell it. and they have covered it up. in the same way they didn't tell us the truth about the fort hood shooter and didn't tell us the truth about the shooter in little rock who killed a soldier standing outside of a recruiting station. there is much to be held, they should be held accountable for and i hope the romney campaign will do it. bill: just one more thing here. what you're describing, comparing events of today to watergate. >> i sure am. bill: which suggest as constant drip, drip, drip and a lingering of the story? >> bill, i'm not saying this just out of some political interest. i'm saying that our trust as a nation is built on our ability to know that when our president, whoever he is, democrat or republican, looks us in the eye and tells us something, we ought to know he is telling us the truth. we ought to know that the administration is not covering up something either for their gain or for whatever reason it is. now we know that we have not been leveled with as it relates to the situation in libya. so it is not just about the specific incident. it is about the fact that this white house has been discredited and its credibility, certainly the promises of transparency have been completely decimated by their actions. bill: very strong language but i know you thought about this. thank you for coming on today. we will see how this unfolds now as we continue to get information by the day. governor, thank you. >> thank you, bill. bill: we'll see you this weekend in prime time. martha. martha: well a horrific scene out of minneapolis. a workplace shooting leaves four innocent people dead. what we're now learning this morning about this gunman. >> in a wonderful neighborhood and a wonderful business we have had a horrible tragedy. >> this is not a everyday thing. this is something we see on the news in other parts of the country, not here in minneapolis. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule. bill: the u.s. postal service on the brink of defaulting yet again. the agency saying it will miss a $5.6 billion payment it owes treasury on sunday. that is the second default in as many months. we're told it will not affect operations. postal service reported billions of losses. considering closing hundreds of facilities and dropping saturday mail delivery but business as usual. miss mart that. martha: we are getting new details about the tragic work place shooting that took place in minneapolis. the gunman killed four people and wounded four others before taking his own life. kfsb paul bloom live at the shooting for us. good morning, paul. >> reporter: good morning, martha. sad day here in minneapolis. the, just beginning to learn, put names and faces to this tragedy, confirming this morning that the founder of this company, accent signage, was among those killed. the man by the name of ruben rahmen. came here with nothing. started this business in his basement. made this business into a national model. this company focus on signs, signs that include braille for the blind, businesses all around. he was gunned down apparently by a former employee. initial reports this gunman was laid off early yesterday morning. he came back late in the day. apparently armed and apparently on a mission to kill. again confirming the death of the founder of the company, two top executives fighting for their lives at a nearby hospital and three others dead before the gunman took his own life, shooting himself in the head in the basement of this building behind me. martha: what an you have a full, awful story. what do we know about the gunman, what about his life? >> reporter: very little right now. initial reports, newspapers reporting this morning that minneapolis police did raid his home. it is not too far from here overnight in their full swat gear to make sure i'm told it was given the all-clear. laid off apparently early yesterday morning. some colleagues this morning didn't quite fit into the workplace. still could not believe he would be responsible for this. we're waiting confirmation on names, identities and exactly a motive for minneapolis police. we hope to have that in next few hours. martha: terrible story. thank you very much for your reporting. we'll be back with more on that later. bill: governor romney taking his message to the heart of a big democratic constituency in a critical state. so what is his strategy? we'll drill down on that for you. martha: weeks after a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya the white house message is still evolving on this. why a top lawmaker says the response from washington is making america look weak. 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>> absolutely. look, i think there are only two explanations for the administration's performance. one they're engaged in a cover-up because it is politically inconvenient to find terrorism not defeated as the president has said. the other is that the president's radical ideology has created a world view where he does not process facts that are inconsistent with that ideology. everything's fine in libya. al qaeda's not a threat. there is no global war on terrorism. i absolutely hope for the sake of the country that it is the first explanation, that at least would indicate they understand reality and they're trying to cover it up. if it is the second and they don't understand reality which is what i fear we're in four for a rough four years if he is reelected. >> look at polls whether it is better be to feared than loved. a lot of people said this administration wants to be loved in many cases. hear is the first one. have the obama administration policies made the u.s. more or less feared around the world? 42% say less feared. 42% so difference and 13% say more feared. have the u.s. policies made the u.s. more or less respected around the world? 39% say less respected. what do you make of these numbers? >> from the perspective of the american public they see accurately what happened. the u.s. is seen as weak as senator mccain said. declining influence dramatically in the middle east. billing out of iraq. intending to pull out of afghanistan. having a limp wristed reaction to assassination of four american diplomats. doing essentially nothing about the penetration of security of our embassies in multiple cities in the region. that is the tip of the iceberg in the last two weeks. this builds on a pattern of 3 1/2 years of failed leadership by the administration. martha: obviously there is a lot of political ramifications to this. i want to play two pieces of sound that are sort of prominent voices in this story. and the first one is from susan rice, now about 12 days ago. the second is mike huckabee just moments ago on our air. let's listen to those. >> what happened initially was it was a spontaneous reaction to what just transpired in cairo. as a consequence of the video that, people gathered outside the embassy and then, it grew very violent. >> i think frankly if, you know, this issue really gets the traction that it deserves, and let me say, that it deserves, let's go back. richard nixon was forced out of office because he lied. and because he covered some stuff up. i will be blunt and tell you this. nobody died in watergate. we have some people who are dead because of this. there are questions to be answered and americans ought to demand to get answers. martha: pretty strong words there from governor mike huckabee. what do you think about that watergate comparison? >> well i think the point he made about the credibility of the president is absolutely critical. and i think obama does have a credibility problem. now, whether, as i say because he is directing a cover-up, or because his world view is so divorced from reality that he can't process facts when they contradict that world view, we'll have to see but i think this should be an issue of political debate. we have suffered a terrible set back with four diplomats killed and the impression, reinforced around the world that essentially you can attack american embassy facilities with impunity. martha: let me ask you this. because there is a big issue right now about the fact within 24 hours of the benghazi attack it was designated a terror attack in such a way, inside the administration that allowed certain things to happen, in terms of assets, with regard to tripoli and benghazi. can they argue that that doesn't mean that they knew at that point that it was a terrorist attack but they were putting that in motion as sort of a preemptive measure to sort of get all their ducks in a row on the ground and to have options available to them? would that be a plausible argue on their behalf to you? >> given their performance over the past two weeks i think they will argue almost anything at this stage but i think what is really telling that the head of the counterterrorism center testified in open session to congress a week after the attack that he viewed it as a terrorist action. at the same time the administration was still trying to peddle the line that it was all a spontaneous reaction to the muhammad video. i think it's clear and i think fox reporting has shown what was going on inside the intelligence community and the defense establishment indicates they thought almost from the outset it was a terrorist attack. martha: ambassador bolton, thank you very much. >> thank you. bill: so are both candidates getting a fair shake in the media? there are new questions whether or not news networks are favoring one candidate over the other. newspapers as well and web sites. some polling results that tell an interesting story about the information you're getting. we'll share that with you in a moment. martha: plus if you don't pay your taxes that's not a good thing, right? 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juan williams, fox news political analyst. mary katharine ham, editor-at-large of hotair.com and fox news contributor. good morning to both of you on a friday. is there truth to this? >> i mean i think this is just a fact of life. as somebody right of center i deal with this a lot of the time. i don't think you can sort of make a bunch of excuses for it but i do think this isn't just in my imagination. if you look back to evan thomas who used to work in "newsweek" saying 2004, media might be worth five to 15 points to john kerry. that is election. bill: that is big deal when the country is kind of 50/50. you say fact of life. >> people go into media are mostly liberal. there are new options opening for conservatives and more voices are heard than ever before. we're farther along to correct things. bill: do you sit back and accept it? say that is just the way it is? >> no. these days especially last couple of years there are flourishing groups that do conservative work, do investigative work on things mainstream press doesn't do investigative work on and you're hearing those offices more and more often. bill: juan, is there truth to this number? >> sure. especially if you're talking to republicans. republicans see a bias in the media. the way the fox poll put it, press spending more time, attacking romney and defending obama and attacking romney? people see it is about defending obama, attacking romney. pew did a similar poll last week, if you ask the question differently, is the coverage fair, then it comes up, basically split. people think that coverage is fair. they think it will more critical when you boil it down of romney. bill: what is the difference between the pew poll and what we found there? >> well because the way the question was worded. if you ask people is it defending obama, attacking romney, i think people especially republicans say that is exactly right. that is what mary katherine is saying. if you ask them a matter of fairness is it fair coverage? for example, when you see mitt romney make the 47% comment or put clint eastwood on the stage and press makes a big deal out of it essentially you're feeding monster. you can't criticize the monster for eating. bill: there is that number again, isn't it, mary katherine. no, no the irony of what juan just said, 47% on that tape is matched by the polling number we put up. the larger point with that juan, i will let mary katherine weigh in on this, it going and going and feeds on itself without any breaks on it. >> let me give juan two examples of unfairness as i see them. first of all alberto gonzales heard a whole lot about firing lawyers at doj. on the other hand we have fast and furious where people are actually dead because the united states government was moving illegal guns to drug cartel members and we don't hear so much about that and it is not connected to barack obama and nobody has left the administration. it's crazy to me. on 9/11 if president bush had messed up the response to a terrorist attack in libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 and lied about it, for a week and a half, you can not tell me that we would have heard the end of it, ever? >> on both those instances, you know i just want to say as a reporter, in terms of "fast and furious", this is a program started before obama came into office but and i think --. bill: she is talking about general coverage. with regard to libya, that is tough thing to argue against. >> that's basically like conspiracy theory, saying we think you should be more aggressive and rougher with with obama. >> it is not a conspiracy theory a thought exercise. >> the press should hold people in power accountable. i will say this to you both. last time when john mccain was running in '08, you know what, people thought the press was more unfair to mccain and they do think they're unfair to mitt romney. this is ongoing lament coming from conservatives about the coverage. but again i just want to point out. when you ask about fairness, is the press fair to romney, fair to obama, according to pew the american people are basically yeah, they're fair to both of them. bill: mary katherine, one moment. because when these fox polling numbers came out yesterday. this is what popped on to our desk "time" magazine. mitt romney on the cover. what is it about? mormonism, faith. yet again there it is. what republicans argue is this, name a story that put mitt romney in a positive light? >> well, yeah, you have seen some, i guess you could say "newsweek" did the anti-obama obama cover. i will give them credit for that. about the "time" magazine story you ask the press secretary at the white house who used to work for time. this is perennial problem. the press at mids it. jake tapper said to laura ingraham said i think the press was largely unfair to hillary clinton against obama and john mccain against obama and tipped the election in obama's favor. not me who thinks it, the pretty itself looking at itself maybe we haven't been the fairest. bill: juan you're squinting when she is talking there. >> giving me a side eye? >> i think she's on target when she says if you ask reporters, are they more likely to be democrats or republicans, they're more likely to be democrats and liberals not any question. the other side of this if you ask owners, ask editors they're more likely to be republican. i think the american people are smart enough to reach conclusions for themselves. i don't think anybody is selling them a bill of goods and bunch of dummies who swallow it whole cloth. i think people are critical consumers of news media, when you ask them about defending obama and attacking romney, that's why you get results in fox poll. when you ask him about fairness is it fair that's when you get the different set of results, you know what, people are getting in some sense what they deserve when they do stupid things. >> like mess up in benghazi. >> the rest, fox poll, the next question was does the american press spend too much time covering silly things. that was overwhelming. people think the press spends too much time on celebrities and gossip. >> guilty as charged there. but this election is a big, big deal. we've given it fair attention. thank you, juan, thank you, mari catherine. have a great weekend. to you as well. what do you think about this? is there truth in that? foxnews.com /americasnewsroom. bya box leave it there on the question. e-mail us at hemmer@foxnews.com. or twitter, @billhemmer. martha: i don't think we cover a lot of silly stuff. there are a lot of silly stuff we leave on the table. bill: during the commercial break. martha: that's when we get to the silly season. what is coming up? disappointing new numbers, how about that on the u.s. con me as we head to the fiscal cliff so talked about but perhaps not talked about enough in this election. what is the white house doing to deal with it the coming fiscal cliff? the reports we are getting may shock you. bill: mars rover still going, martha. this thing one heck of a battery charge. finding things on mars. the new pictures and what they mean for the search of life on the red planet. we'll show you that. martha: that is not silly ♪ spread a little love today ♪ ♪ spread a little love my way ♪ ♪ spread a little something to remember ♪ [ female announcer ] fresh milk and real cream makes philadelphia and the moment a little richer. makes philadelphia and the moment why they're always there to talk. i love you, james. don't you love me? 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[explosion] [gunfire] [shouting]. martha: that is the scene in madrid over the course of this week. riot police clashing with protesters there. tens of thousands of angry people out there really complaining about another round of steep budget cuts. here's a little bit of context for spain. unemployment rate is at 25.1%. that is the highest unemployment rate in the e.u.. youth unemployment hovers near 50%. which may explain the age of some of the protesters out there. explain is the 13th largest economy in the world. the fourth largest economy in the eurozone and look at the shape it's in. amy kellogg joins me live in london. amy, spain is the one country everybody is talking about this week. we know several countries have big issues. why the focus on spain? >> reporter: i think, martha, as you mentioned and you showed us there were very violent clashes between protesters and the police this week. this was after prime minister rahoy laid out a whole new list of austerity measures people saying how much more can we take? then there is the report card anticipated later today about the true state of spain's embattled banks, banks that have taken a hit because the property bubble burst. some fear this report card could really just fuel further insecurity leading to sort of self-fulfilling prophecy. for example if bonds are degraded to junk status, it would mean most institutional investors would have to sell the spanish bonds on monday morning which you can imagine would hardly improve the situation. some in spain bristled american reporting about people eating out of trashcan. a spanish contact there i spoke to are very sensitive about the way they're being portrayed and believe we're exaggerating their problems. martha, as you pointed out the fact remains, unemployment is at 25%. youth unemployment at 50%. martha: wow! it's sad to see what's playing out on the streets there. and italy is also in very rough shape. so what is happening there, amy? >> well, prime minister mario monte said that italians, he admitted this, having to endure unprecedented painful measures when it comes to austerity cuts. we saw some demonstrations today in rome. big trade unions marching but the bottom line in italy is that the newspapers are full of stories of core are up shun every day. politicians using public funds for private expenditures. hundreds of mps right now are under investigation. so reading about all of this in the papers is particularly hard for a public that is being asked to enendure cuts in salaries, pensions and health care. put it simply, countries like spain, germany, italy have same interest rates. they haven't dealt with inefficiencies in the system and haven't dealt with growth and it is exploding as you see. back to you. martha: all the issues coming home to roost. it is a lessen for the world. we hope they straighten it out. bill: some issues affect us at home. on the big board on wall street on friday, influence of spain, issues they're having and manufacturing number just came out of chicago was not good. showed a contraction for the first time in three years on manufacturing. in a moment hear new polling numbers in race for the white house. where the candidates stand today. chris wallace is here to analyze. we'll talk to him right after this [ female announcer ] the next generation of investing technology is now within your grasp with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. e-trade 360 is the world's first investing homepage that shows you where all your investments are and what they're doing with free streaming quotes, news, analysis and even your trade ticket. everything exactly the way you want it, all on one page. transform your investing with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. the economy needs manufacturing. mhines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's puttg more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy his year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real thin... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ martha: we start with this fox news alert on a friday morning. defense secretary leon panetta is about to hold a news conference. you can bet that there will be questions about the attacks in benghazi which he just recently called a terrorist attack. that is going to be central to the issues that are addressed there. we are going to listen into it, monitor it, we'll bring in the sound bytes or take you there if it gets heathed and interesting. we'll keep you posted on what is going on there. back to election news now, the battle for the white house is heating up. we've got to brand-new fox polls that show the obama-biden team leading romney-ryan at this point check it out 48% of likely voters say that they would choose the democratic ticket while 43% say they would choose the republican team, and we are about 40 days to go with a brand-new our right now in "america's newsroom." i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. good morning on a friday. the numbers well within the margin of error but troubling for the romney people. martha mitt romney knee team. martha: chris wall as joins us now. what do you make of the number this morning? >> it's not good news for mitt romney and it continues what we're seeing in a lot of other numbers. the national numbers are not as important as the key swing state numbers and those all show by margins of 5 points, 7 points, 9 points in states like florida, and virginia, and ohio that the obama camp is out to a lead. i don't think the margin is as information as the trend and the trend is definitely at this point towards the president. martha: let's take a look at another number that is one of the internal numbers in this fox poll and it goes to, is it extremely important to you that your candidate wins. we have it's ebbs tree lee important my candidate wins, the number is 63% now. obama supporters 59%, it's extremely important. this obviously goes to intensity. how fired up people are at the bases of both of these parties. it looks like the obama camp there is gaining a lot of traction as well. >> it was a 10 point lead in terms of great interest now it's a 4-point lead. this all tracks with the sense that the election is moving in obama's direction, which is why this debate next wednesday, the first presidential debate is so information, because it rile is romney's last, best chance to change the dynamic: people ask me how does very to do it. i think it's very similar people. tens of millions are americans will be watching that debate. after that they have to say, i was for obama, now i think i'm for romney. he if he can achieve that. it doesn't have to be a knockout. people have to have a second thought. i thought i was for the president, and now i'm not. if he will have achieved that that will be a very sec full bee date for him. and that is a tall order. martha: some pry people away that are already decided is a more middable task for mitt romney. you can read this their press releases that the romney camp is working hard to lower the expectations. they are saying president obama has a lot more experience in debay. he's none nor being good at this. i guess that's par for the course but it seems that is definitely their message right now. >> both sides are doing it. normally they are building their guy up and tearing the other guy down. in the days before a debate they all engage and as long as i've been covering presidential politics they engage in this sill plea expectations game. if my guy doesn't drool all over the podium he's had a good night. you know, it's sill plea, they are going to be judged by how they do on that night and to play this silly expectations game. the one thing i disagree with what you said, martha is the idea that people are locked in. i don't think that is true. i think there is a lot of fluid today tee here. romney has to make two cases, one of the things that i think is hurting him is that since the democratic convention a lot of people are beginning to think, well maybe the economy isn't so bad. he has to remind them the economy really is bad. no president has been reelected with unemployment this high since fdr in 1940. no president has been elected with gdp growth this low since they started measuring it in 1930. he's got to make that point. the harder thing for him is he's got to persuade people in a way that he hasn't so far, i will make it better and obama won't. he has to make the affirmative case for himself. it's a choice not a referendum. i'm going up to new hampshire today we'll be on the campaign trail with paul ryan. we'll talk to him about campaign debate strategy, foreign policy, which i think the romney calm is about to make a big, new push on as there are growing questions about what the president knew and when he knew it about the raid in benghazi that killed the four americans and also about the state of the economy. martha: thank you, chris. that will be really interesting. we are all looking forward to the debates and coverage. it's an important night for both candidates. in particular looking at these polls for mitt romney. thank you, chris, see you soon. bill: it's almost a two-front battle right now, the economic and foreign policy. governor romney campaigning in pennsylvania today, a state that went for mitt romney. he scored big there four years ago. are the polls tightening? john roberts is live in pennsylvania. >> he's here at the valley forge military academy which you may know is general norman schwartz coff's alma mater. here in pennsylvania 40,000 jobs may be on the line if the defense cuts goes through an continues to hammer president obama on the economy insisting a doubling down on his accusation that we cannot afford another four years of this economic policy. >> sonar we are growing slowly than aoefpb of the last two years. these are the results of policies that have not reignited our economy. this president in the light of that has a plan for the country which unfortunately is srurt tule lee identical to what he's been putting in place the last four years, the plan that did not work. >> that was governor romney at a fund-raiser in washington d.c. last night. he continues to point out the contradictions in president obama's economic argument saying back in 2009 that he would have this thing fixed within three years, now saying, bill that no one could fix it in four years and he needs more time. bill: next week we'll be talking all about the debates a couple of days before the season begins. what can you tell us about what the romney team is going public with at the moment? >> as you heard chris wall as saying a minute ago the game is raising expectations for your opponent while lowering your own. the obama campaign is saying he hasn't had a debate in the last four years. the romney campaign saying president obama has had eight one-on-one debates. the obama campaign released this web video which points out what it saeurs contradictions in what governor romney has been saying on a number of different issues. if you look very closely at that ad a lot of those contradictions are suspect. at the same time romney senior adviser beth myers put out a memo which says that it's clear that president obama will use his ample rhetorical gifts and debating experiences to one end attacking governor romney since he won't and can't talk about his record he's going to talk about mitt romney. both sides raising those expectations. governor romney making it clear that during the debate wednesday in denver he will aggressively defend his record and beat back any miss characte characterizations from president obama that come his way. mr. romney has to have a big, good night on wednesday and definitely they are trying to plan, bill at this point, he's going to try to have one. bill: the billboard shows results from pennsylvania from 2008. this was a state that was heavily targeted by both parties. in 2008 pennsylvania went blue, it went democrat and barack obama won the state by 11 points over senator mccain 55-44%. on the map behind me senator mccain's counties are in red, barack obama's counties are in blue. you see where senator mccain did so well in the countryside. here in pittsburgh, ala againee county is where barack obama one. you go over to the southeastern part of the state and look how democratic this went. this is chester k-pt, delaware county right here where mitt romney is today. an easy winner. all these areas around philadelphia, montgomery county, heavily democratic. philadelphia county. over will ming 84-16% four years for barack obama. mitt romney trying to raise a little bit of money, trying to raise some awareness. four of the five most populated counties in the state of pennsylvania are right down here in the area of philadelphia. that shows you a little bit as to why the importance of visiting there yet again today. no republican has won pennsylvania since 1988. 20 electoral votes on the line in that state. martha, back to you. martha: that's why romney is there today no doubt. everybody is out there trying to win all of those electoral votes in pennsylvania, so what about what is going on back in washington where they are facing the next fiscal cliff? >> we have a federal government, the financial house is not in order. we have $16 trillion of iou's out there in the world and we are going to have to barrow anothebar borrow another trillion or too. martha: bob woodward on that. what is the president doing about the situation to stop the country from going over the fiscal cliff? have you heard anything much about that lately? we'll talk about that. bill: that blows your mind. the desperate search today for survivors of this plane crash. we'll tell you where. martha: the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya now being called a terror attack by the obama administration. why this could be the sign that the arab spring could be headed for an ugly winter, folks, we'll talk about that when we come back. >> as we determined the details of what took place there, and how that attack took place, that it become clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. 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>> you can easily argue that. these numbers are a business mal. we are free-falling with respect to gdp. this morning we got numbers on personal income and consumption last month, another huge disappointment. we talk about main street people kind of know but i don't think they actually under the trend. this is like the proverbial no small that is running down the bill and quickly becoming a gigantic boulder. numbers out of chicago about manufacturing there, they are contracting there since september of 2009. all of these economic signs are horrific. the mainstream media -- this should be headline news, quite frankly. martha: and you would also think that because this is the number one job of the president, that there would be meetings going on and there would be discussions happening, that there would be some sense of urgency in dealing with this issue in doing the presidential job and taking it on. look what is happening in the streets of spain. you look at what is happening in italy and look at our numbers, and let's play this bob woodward sound byte buy goes t which goes to this effect. >> it ally a natured leaders, and he invites leaders to the white house for the super bowl. they go and spend 15 seconds with him. >> according to woodward there is no real relationship with congress and no real relationship with the business community. how could we have any hope to take on this problem? tucker? >> well, you weigh dealing with this crisis against the opportunity to go on letterman and it's an easy -- [laughter] martha: it would be funny if it weren't so. >> it's literally true. one of the under reported facts of this administration and i think the woodward book gets to this is the profound isolation, the lack of outreach to people who might be able to help including a lot of winnable business leaders who aren't terribly ideological, willing to partner with the white house and have been alienated again and begin and again. their main diplomat charged with building relationships with businesses is valerie jarrad. you can't find one person that has anything nice to say about valerie jarrad or i will buy you dinner. >> he chatted with steinberg 15 seconds before the game then he went down to the front row to watch, president obama did, let's look at rest of it if we can, that was it 15 seconds. seidenberg complained to valerie jarrod. she said you got to be in the room with him for 5 minutes, you should be happy. >> believe me the business community gets the message and that's why they are h u.n. kering down. they are inch tim date on by theithe attack on success abroad. they gave a lot of hints about a infrastructure bank and things like this. in the meantime i would say to the general public maybe it's interesting that honey boobo's sister had a hand with two thumbs, but this economy is falling apart. don't be followed by the stock market and popularity polls we are really getting into a crisis situation right now. martha: is the romney campaign doing enough to address this issue? >> their belief is in the end the facts make the case for them. the federal reserve printing money thatee values the dollar is an issue that they could hit a little heard. there is a big receptive audience for it. martha: you guys are great. great to see you both. bill: solyndra take two, it might be happening right now. the administration giving a big chunk of your tax dollars to another solar panel company. we'll tell you how that is working out today. >> $14 trillion owed to the government by the government. how does that workout. why the irs might have to give up ever collecting the money from itself. bill: your taxpayer dollars could be funding a possible sequel to solyndra. solo power is now drawing comparisons to the company that filed bankruptcy last year. they are getting $170 million in loan guarantees. they are said to make flexible solar panels. they also get $219 million in private funding. dan springer is looking at all of this checking into the solar panel company in portland, oregon. is this another solyndra from the making? >> well, time will tell, bill, certainly. yesterday at the grand opening there was a lot of optimism as you would expect. solo power has hired 60 people to work their first production line. the hope is to have 450 people and four lines in a couple of years. they have sales more than they can fill right now. the public has so much money invested. by the end of the year solo power will start spending that $197 million federal loan. state and local governments have kicked in $56 million in tax credits and loans environmental groups say it's worth the gamble. >> we are just on the cusp of a whole revolution. it will be a lot of different companies, many of which will fail, but the key ones will succeed which are going to be leading us those ways. >> well certainly the obama administration is oepg for a success story. yesterday we learned that the president of solo power donated more than $30,000 to then candidate obama's campaign in 2008, bill. bill: what are analysts saying about the likely outcome for this. dan? >> reporter: we talked to lot of them they are running from skepticism to down right pessimism. they say that, you know, this has been a dismal failure, all of the solar power companies that the u.s. has invested in. on top of solyndra's half billion dollars failure panel manufacturers in colorado went bankrupt costing packs payers $70 million. if solo power fails the administration would be 0-3. >> it's a terrible risk. this is a program that should not even exist, even if the risk was low, it's not a proper function of government to be a venture capital fund. >> reporter: the reason why we have done so poorly in making solar panels in this country, bill is because china has a 30% price advantage. all the government money that has gone into solar panel manufacturing so far has been wasted, bill. bill: dan springer, thank you, portland, oregon on that. we'll see how that goes in time. martha: the obama administration has been under fire this week for what they new and when they knew it. >> the story is tu is absolutely wrong. we were not aware of any actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the u.s. embassy was imminent. martha: what the white house didn't tell you about the attack in benghazi that now has even some democrats asking a lot of questions about all this. bill: also a man shooting a suspected burglar, apparently breaking into his neighbor's home. but what he found out will change his life forever. 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[ mom ] that's my tide, what's yours? martha: take a look at this picture on your screen now, folks. you know what that is? that is where they think gym knee hoffa's body may be buried, 35 years later they are digging for soil samples underneath this drive way when these things come up they check it out. there was a person who said now that they think they saw someone then being buried under that driveway. so out everybody comes, they check the soil samples and all of this happens with the backdrop of folks saying, they don't really think the timeline adds up on this one. we will keep you posted. that is the scene in roseville, michigan today. bill: digging up homes again. new fallout from the attack on the consulate in benghazi. the u.s. now temporarily pulling out more staff members from it's embassy from the capitol city of tripoli saying they are leaving for security reasons. the obama administration is putting out tkaulg versions of the assault. last week secretary of state hillary clinton calling it a spontaneous outburst of violence. >> the office of the director of national intelligence has said we had no actionable intelligence that an attack on our post in benghazi was planned or imminent. bill: fast forward now to yesterday, defense secretary leon panetta now saying the attack was very much premeditated and not spur of the moment. >> as we determined the details of what took place there, and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. bill: add up all the turmoil in the middle east and many wonder if the arab spring is turning into a islam i can baker. mike baker, president of diligence llc a global intelligence and security firm, mike good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: where are you now on this story? >> my opinion, my believe, based on a lot of experience working overseas and having had contact with the state department over the years it hasn't changed since the dust settled on this unfortunate attack on september 11th in benghazi. it was self-evident, it was clear to anybody who worked in this field for any time that this wasn't some spontaneous attack, and it was also clear that the primary problem here is that the state department didn't do their job, and that job should have been done a year ago. they should have properly -- they should have properly assessed the ritz being i risk in benge. one of them is to go out and properly assess risk and make the property security arrangements for their personnel and facilities. they knew benghazi was a war zone, they knew we had al-qaida elements. tons of heavy weaponry pilfered from the armories. it was a high threat area. they did not provide the proper security. i'm not talking about a few days before the attack, i'm talking about when they put the benghazi consulate in there a year ago. bill: do consulate get marine guards or is that just nor embassy work? >> no they can be given and they should have been given a marine security guard attach. ment those young men and women are fan tas take a fantastic to what they do. they need to be on site to do their job. bill: why would the administration handle it this way sth. >> i can't believe they are so stupid as to believe their own narrative from the outset, so i think the only conclusion here is that they understood that they had screwed up, and that is not a good narrative two months before an election and so they chose to go with what appeared to be possible, by saying it was spontaneous. they said look we had these riots, and who knew, and it just happened. it kind of pwaog else the mind and it makes you think that they believe the american public is stupid or naive. bill: these state department cables that some are calling for to be made public, you've had experience with this. what would they say or reveal? what they telwould they tell us about ambassador stevens and how he was feeling about list own safethis own safety and concerns. >> i believe they are cables probably over the security of benghazi probably from the very outset of that facility once the dust settled on the revolution. you're probably looking at months and months and months where there are cables going back and forth between washington and libya talking about the poor security situation in benghazi, concerns over the facility that is there, concerns over the security of those personnel, and for whatever reason the state department and this administration didn't act on that. bill: regardless of whether you or somebody else stands on top of 0 desk and streams for them at some point will you see them? >> not unless this dream keeps getting beaten. bill: it's possible they never go public? isn't that freedom of information or not? >> it should be, look there was outrage over the white house intelligence leaks. outrage, oh, my gosh and how could this happen? where is that investigation in it's completely disappeared. i suspect because the white house probably thinks -- most of the media will go along with this. i think they are going to get a pass on this unfortunately. bill: well see about that. mike baker with us today out of connecticut today, good to see you, mike. martha: if you own a business you have to fork over the payroll taxes of course in every paycheck. why are so many federal agencies it turns out according to a new study way behind in paying their payroll taxes? a stunning new report and a huge dollar figure attached to this. bill: an out of control car slamming into a home. the family that lives there was sleeping inside. why this could have been much worse. ♪ you do ♪ something to me ♪ that nobody else could do bill: here we go at 19 minutes before the our hour. a severe thunderstorm slamming colorado springs with heavy rain, high winds and hail. folks there say it was so thick it looked like snow. that would be incredible this time of year, even there. police blaming three minor car crashes on slick roads. a brazen jailbreak in iraq. military storming a prison in saddam hussein's hometown freeing about 90. inmates some described as hard-core al-qaida militants, this all after an intense firefight. 12 people killed in that, ten of them were guards. australia rolling out an aggressive new shark policy to track and kill the sharks if spotted near swimmers. a major shift from previous rules in that country which allowed hunting only after attacks. all this after a record five deadly attacks so far this year. martha: a shocking government report this morning that reveals that 70 federal agencies owe about $14 million in unpaid payroll taxes. some of the agencies are more than three years behind in paying their payroll taxes and the irs may never see that money. so how does this work? and is there a a double standard here. david williams is president of the packs payers alliance and joins me now. good to have you here today. >> good morning. this is frustrating. american taxpayers live in fear of the irs, every year april 15th comes and goes and we have to get our tax returns in, have to make sure that we have all the t's crossed all the i's dotted all the numbers right. federal agencies don't really have to do that. martha: it's shocking. 70 agencies had 126 delinquent accounts and owed some $14 million in unpaid taxes, and apparently this has been going on for years and everybody just sort of hraobgt looks the other way. >> that's the problem it has been going on for years and it's not an isolated incident. we are talking all of these agencies. its not just one agency. let's be honest, $14 million isn't going to solve our financial woes of the country. but it's symbolic when they say you have to pay your taxes and we are going to audit you. we have to pay new taxes under obama and you don't have to pay taxes? it's a head scratcher. martha: these businesses, that money would fall to the bottom line if they didn't have to set that money aside. where is the money going with the federal agencies? >> who knows where it's going. it's medicare tax, social security taxes. these are two trust funds that need the money. i mean we are running out of money in social security. medicare there is a big debate about how do we fix immediate today wear. first of all, let's have the agencies pay into the medicare fund so we could figure out how to fix it. martha: good point. is anybody -- it's one thing to sit here and say, gee, that is shocking and awful but is anything going to come of it in? you'll have a few members of song probably look into it for maybe a month or so, and then it will fade away. that is the problem with congress and the government, is that the inspector general, they do great work and this is the entity that put this report out. they do fantastic work but there is no follow-up. it's frustrating because the taxpayers want to see the follow-up, we are seeing a growing disconnect between citizens, taxpayers and washington d.c. martha: people find it pretty shocking 14 million when you say as you look at big budget it's a drop in the bucket. 14million is not worth pursuing but there is time to pursue people boundless? david, thank you very much for bringing this to our attention. good to talk to you this morning. maybe some congressman or congresswoman will take that one up. bill: gregg jarrett rolling our way. gregg: 39 days until the election. mitt romney speaking live. we'll hear from them. battleground state polling from the "wall street journal" and brand-new fox news polls, we'll tell you about that. plus the dramatic developments in libya. we will be speaking with lindsey graham the u.s. senator, why the white house message has been muddled so far and take a look at the political fallout from all of that. have you heard about the next generation of melody sizes? you'll not believe some of these. they desolve inside of you, kind of coolish kind of creepy, we'll talk about it. bill, back to you. bill: kind of convenient. thank you, see you in 15 minutes. there is grand new video that shows a terrifying scene in the middle of the night. look at this. a driver losing control, crashing into a home in staten island, new york, injuring a 40-year-old woman and her five-year-old daughter. they were sleeping inside the home. both hospitalized, said to be in stable condition. police say the 22-year-old driver was drunk. no charges immediately filed there. across from lady liberty here. martha: that is a bad situation. we wish them well, hope they are doing okay. coming up here, california voters facing a full slate of budget measures this november including one to repeal the death penalty in the state. we've got a tpap debate coming up on that hoa fair & balanced debate coming up on that hot button issue next. martha: much has been said about the weapons that syria has and its arsenal that is quite impressive. so now they have taken the move to secure some of their chemical weapons. this is just coming right now from our u.s. defense secretary leon pa net tafpl panetta. he was making statements moments ago. they moved weapons to improve security there but the main stock remains in place and secure under government control which of course is a concern when you look at what is going on on the ground in syria. that just coming in. >> there has been some intelligence that -- with regards to some of these sites that there has been some movement in order to -- for the syrians to better secure what they -- the chemicals. and so while there's been some limited movement, again the major sites still remain in place, still remain secure. martha: that is leon panetta moments ago, defense secretary. bill: keep and eye on that story. it continues, syria, year and a half down the road. all right now to a new bailout measure starting quite a controversy. it's called proposition 34. it would repeal the death penalty in california after more than three decades of law. douglas kennedy is live in our newsroom here in new york on that. what did you find out, douglas. >> there are currently 725 convicted criminals on death row in california. now some state residents want all of their lives spared, and they are getting support from a famous prosecutor. >> the $184 million that the death penalty is costing, it's a total waste of money. it's flushing it down the toilet. >> gil garcetti spent 32 years inside the los angeles district attorney's office. >> you prosecuted dozens of death penalty cases. >> we did. we not just prosecuted them but we convicted most of them. >> but garcetti has since changed his mind about giving fell ons the ultimate punishment. he says death penalty cases are simply too expensive and he says he knows from personal experience there is a lot of room for error. >> killing people is a huge responsibility and the criminal justice system isn't always perfect. >> it's not, unfortunately. we are dealing with human beings, so there is fallibility right? >> garcetti is supporting prop 34, which would eliminate the death penalty in california. opponents says he's advocating letting hundreds of killers and rapists off the hook. >> these people are literally the worst of the worst. >> mcgregor scott is a former u.s. attorney and spokesman for the no on 34 campaign. he says californians should haven't to pay for the extra incarceration of life in prison. >> the taxpayers will be housing and providing medical care for these worst of the worst inmat inmates. >> your critics are asking why you would pay any extra money to house and feed these terrible criminals. >> i'm smiling because that is so misleading. it actually costs substantially less. >> reporter: he says death row inmates often have luxury suites with private cells and it's far less expensive he says to house them with other criminals. that's it from here, back to you bill. bill: we'll see how they vote. thank you douglas kennedy on that story in new york. martha: a heartbreaking store row from connecticut. police say a man shot and killed a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor's house during what appeared to be an attempted robbery, only to discover that the intruder who you see pictured here was his own son. police have identified the victim as 15-year-old tyler juliano. the incident has left the entire community shocked and stunned. >> lovely little boy, so it's just a trapblg tee. >> it's tragi tragedy. >> it's going to upset this town for a time to come. >> it sounds like a big mistake. i hope they are easy on them. >> they say the teen was armed at the time and no charges have been filed against the father so far. bill: tragic. brand-new polling tphoupl now annumbers now, everything that matters to you in 2012. the head-to-head matchups, who you think will be the candidate to take the country in the right direction. ve lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. it's a hot white number, but what a hassle to care for! all that pre-treating and chlorine bleach. and don't even think about working up a sweat in the club! ♪ i use tide vivid detergent and boost. they keep my whites looking like new, wash after wash. tell me... yes. ...do you sell a matching jegging? 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"mona lisa" foundation revealed this version along with research hinting that the piece is the work of italian master. whoa. side by side, fair and balanced now. striking resemblance although the new version shows a clearly younger woman. the director of the leonardo da vinci museum in italy calls the painting intriguing but needs further discovery. martha: unbelievable they're just discovering this? she is younger? bill: check the smile. look at conners of her mouth. is it going up or going down? how is your weekend going to be? is it going to be good? martha: will it go or or go down? have a good one. bill: fierce storm outside. martha: looking better outside t was raining cats and dogs. bill: sunshine for you. martha: thanks for being with us, everybody. we'll he you back on monday. "happening now" starts about right now. jenna: thank you, bill and martha. we have a fox news alert. we have getting information from the court documents released in the colorado movie massacre case. prosecutors say suspect james holmes threatened a professor at university of colorado. subsequently he was denied access to the campus. acrding to the documents we're just getting our first look at.
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